Mooresville, North Carolina

Introduction to Mooresville, North Carolina

Mooresville, North Carolina, in Iredell county, is 17 miles NW of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 24 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.The town has a population of 18,823.

Mooresville History

Mooresville was founded in 1856. The town was originally part of John Franklin Moore and Rachel Summrow Moore’s plantation. They donated the land for the railroad depot. The town was named after John F. Moore, who later became the town’s mayor. Initially, the town was known as Moore’s Siding. It was incorporated in 1873 and adopted its current name.

Mooresville and nearby Attractions

  • North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame
  • Memory Lane Motorsports Museum
  • Mooresville Museum
  • Historic Rural Hill Farm
  • Waterworks Visual Arts Center
  • Lake Norman State Park

Things To Do In Mooresville

Mooresville is home to many parks including Bellingham Park, Willow Valley, Liberty Park, Nesbit Park, Stephenson Park, and Edgemoor Park. The Mooresville Golf Course is an ideal destination for golf lovers. One can also visit the Iredell Museums of Arts and Heritage, Latta Plantation, and Rowan Museum. In addition, the town organizes festivals and special events every year such as the Cotton Ketchie Arts Festival and Lake Norman Festival.

Mooresville Transportation

International flights are available from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

Mooresville Higher Education

Some of the colleges and universities that offer facilities for higher education are the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Gaston College, Central Piedmont Community College, and many more.

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