Introduction to Huntersville, North Carolina
Huntersville, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg county, is 12 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is located in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. Huntersville has a population of 24,960.
This town was originally called Craighead. It was renamed Huntersville in honor of Robert Boston Hunter, a local landowner and cotton farmer. Huntersville was officially incorporated as a town in 1873. The town's fertile land and the arrival of a railway line both contributed to the area's rapid growth. The town's first industries were the Cotton Mill Virgin Manufacturing Company and a brickyard, which provided bricks for houses in the older sections of Huntersville.
Huntersville and nearby Attractions
- Historic Rural Hill Farm
- Latta Plantation
- Northstone Country Club
- Holbrook Park
- Birkdale Village
- Joe Gibbs Racing
Things To Do In Huntersville
Huntersville is known as a lake community because of its closeness to Lake Norman, a large, man-made lake. It attracts water skiers and boaters from a number of surrounding states. The town is also home to several golf courses with high class facilities such as the North Mecklenburg Country Club, Skybrook Golf Club, and Birkdale Golf Club. Huntersville also has a medieval style amusement park and several historic sites.
Flights can be availed from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.
Huntersville Higher Education
Central Piedmont Community College, University Of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Gaston College provide higher education in the area.