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Overview

Introduction to Cherryville, North Carolina

Cherryville, North Carolina, in Gaston county, is 13 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center) and 32 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is located in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area.

Cherryville History

In the early 1700s, this area was known as "White Pine." King George III of England, and Governor Samuel Ashe of North Carolina both made land grants to the area in the late 18th century. Gradually, Dutch, German, and Scots-Irish families established a community along the Old Post Road. The Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad, now known as Carolina Central Railroad, arrived in 1862. Cherry trees were planted along this railroad, which led to the community being named "Cherryville." It was incorporated in 1881.

Cherryville and Nearby Attractions

  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • Cherryville Historical Museum
  • Crowders Mountain State Park
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Gaston County Museum of Art and History

Things To Do In Cherryville

Cherryville is home to the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, and Cherryville Historical Museum. The Cherryville Historical Museum houses artifacts of historic importance, while C. Grier Beam Truck Museum showcases exhibits depicting the history of freight trucking. Kings Mountain National Military Park, a place of historic interest, is the site of a patriot victory over the loyalists in 1780. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Cherryville Country Club. Crowders Mountain State Park, South Mountains State Park, and Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden are other popular destinations in the area. The community also celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival in April every year.

Cherryville Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Charlotte/ Douglas International Airport.

Cherryville Higher Education

Nearby colleges are Cleveland Community College, Gaston College, Gardner-Webb University, and Belmont Abbey College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,901
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+2,292
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,112
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,904
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,147

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,654
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$644
Median House Value$113,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.8%
German17.2%
English13.1%
Irish9.9%
Italian3.3%
Scottish2.2%
Polish1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish0.9%
Canadian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Arab0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Cherryville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gaston County
Standard Zip Codes28021
Phone Area Codes704
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.38
Approximate Longitude-81.38

Cherryville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLINCOLNTON 4 W
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationGASTONIA
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationHICKORY RGNL AP
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bessemer City5,462$45,756
Fallston593$48,542
High Shoals703$36,071
Kings Mountain11,053$47,644
Lincolnton10,593$40,817
Waco281$48,000

Cherryville Public Schools

Cherryville Elementary
700 East Academy Street
ZIP: 28021
(704) 435-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Cherryville High
313 Ridge Avenue
ZIP: 28021
(704) 435-4506
High
Total Enrollment 554
John Chavis Middle School
103 South Chavis Drive
ZIP: 28021
(704) 435-6045
Middle
Total Enrollment 412
W B Beam Intermediate School
401east First Street
ZIP: 28021
(704) 435-8330
Middle
Total Enrollment 189
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