Introduction to Concord, North Carolina
Concord, North Carolina, in Cabarrus county, is 19 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina.The city is included in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 55,977 people lived in Concord.
The City of Concord was founded in April 1796 and became the county seat of Cabarrus County, which was established in 1792. The Germans, Scotish, and Irish were the area's early settlers. The city was formally incorporated in 1806. Zion Hill A. M. E. Zion Church, the oldest African-American church of Concord, was built in 1859. At that time it was known as Zion Chapel. The city was also home to Scotia Seminary, the historically black women's school, which was established in 1867.
Concord and nearby Attractions
- Memorial Garden
- Historic Cabarrus Courthouse Museum
- Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
- Morrow Mountain State Park
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Concord
During your stay in Concord, you can visit the Concord Museum and explore the area’s history. The Beverly Hills Neighborhood Park, Caldwell Community Park, Les Myers Community Park, Hillgrove Filtration Park, Frank Liske Park, and Echo Park are ideal places to spend leisure time. The city also offers several shopping areas such as the Concord Plaza Shopping Center, Concord Parkade Shopping Center, and Carolina Mall.
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport can be reached within several minutes.
Concord Higher Education
Barber-Scotia College and Cabarrus College of Health Sciences lie within the city.