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Founded in 1883, Cornelius is the second youngest town to be incorporated in Mecklenburg County. During the colonial era, cotton had become one of the most prominent businesses in North Carolina. At some point in the late 19th century, two successful cotton companies located in the town of Davidson disagreed with the appointment of an official town cotton weigher. An election was held, and legislation was enacted in support of a town cotton weigher. The opposing cotton company chose to relocate to an area a little south Davidson. Since the roads were nothing but dirt back then, heavy rains would turn the road connecting cotton farmers to Davidson into thick mud. The farmers found it far more convenient to conduct their business in a small building a few kilometers south of Davidson, not far from the cotton company which had opposed the establishment of an official cotton weigher in the town of Davidson. This inspired the company to build a cotton mill nearby where raw cotton could be made into cloth. But the owners of the cotton company didn’t have enough money to build a mill. The owners approached a man named Joseph Benjamin Cornelius, who invested in the mill. Over time, a town grew up around the mill, and the residents, not forgetting Cornelius’ importance to its existence, named the town after him.

Not only does Cornelius and the rest of the Charlotte area have a rich history, but it is also a very culturally diverse place. Among the many things to do in the area, you will find many natural spaces in and around the city of Charlotte. One such example is Shenandoah National Park located at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway and not far at all from Charlottesville, Virginia. This National Park is known for having the largest population of wild black bears in the United States, as well as other wildlife such as raccoon, spotted skunk, river otter, woodchuck, and much more. It’s also home to around 200 species of bird, including red-tailed hawk, Carolina chickadee, barred owl, and the peregrine falcon. Wranglers will find Shenandoah National Park a fishing paradise, with over 32 species of fish in the waters of Shenandoah, including brook trout, longnose dace, eastern blacknose dace, and bluehead chub. Furthermore, there are plenty of family-friendly destinations available in the Charlotte area as well. A great example is Discovery Place located at 301 North Tryon Street. Discovery Place is an interactive technology and science museum for visitors of all age groups, bringing the topic of science alive through numerous hands-on exhibits, experiments, and thrilling activities. It also includes an IMAX Dome Theatre, as well as countless educational programs and opportunities. These are just a few of the many wonderful advantages homebuyers can enjoy when buying a home in Cornelius or one of the other Charlotte area cities.

Cornelius offers a large number of luxury lakeside properties that feature acres of land, great views while allowing you to be only minutes away from Charlotte. You can find a great selection of single-family homes for sale in Cornelius featuring several architectural styles that include Craftsman, French Provencal, European, Mediterranean, Georgian, and Contemporary, among many more. These Cornelius properties have a long list of fantastic amenities such as gated neighborhoods, boat docks, and many custom features. Additionally, Cornelius also has several land listings if you’re interested in constructing a home using one of Charlotte’s many builders. Adding to the allure, Cornelius is only minutes away from Uptown, which provides with a great deal of convenience. Real estate for sale in the Charlotte area sells fast, so if you would like to learn more about homes for sale in Cornelius, North Carolina, please allow us to assist you and contact us today.

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