CabarrusCo_2017_Destination_&_Motorsports_Guide

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Davis Theatre. Concord means harmony, and the blend of originality and nostalgia in Downtown beckons visitors to tap into their creativity. In Kannapolis, some of the world’s top scientific minds are at work inside the North Carolina Research Campus where eight universities collaborate on nutrition-focused research. The City also remains a motorsports heritage hub as hometown of NASCAR Legend, Dale Earnhardt Sr. Combined with the Americana charm of Harrisburg, Midland’s gold mining history, and stunning countryside in Mt. Pleasant, the five municipalities that make up Cabarrus County each offer a friendly welcome and endless possibilities for making new memories. From his article, “On Ancient Foundations: A Bicentennial Sketch of Cabarrus County History,” area historian, Clarence E. Horton Jr. says it best: “We cannot hope to capture all that makes this county a special place in a few lines. Our riches are in our heritage of patriotism, of a strong religious tradition, love of family, independence of spirit, an unquenchable thirst for freedom—in all those ancient foundation stones on which we continue to build a community. Even as we claim that rich heritage, however, let us look forward to our third century as we celebrate the challenges and opportunities of a limitless future.”

The Fabric of Cabarrus

Experience i Energy Welcome to Cabarrus [KUH-BEAR-US] County– North Carolina’s hot spot for horsepower,

Charlotte’s northern neighbor, and 364 square miles of exhilarating southern terrain to explore. Our area is known for speed but can be the perfect place to slow down.

Drive, determination and the celebration of heritage have been woven into our story from the beginning. While popular legislator and namesake Stephen Cabarrus never set foot within county lines, Cabarrus was established in 1792 as a result of the grit and tenacity of patriots who fought for independence from neighboring Mecklenburg County. In 1796, a 26- acre tract of land for the county seat of Concord was agreed upon, and the courthouse was built at the intersection of Corbin and Union Streets. In 1906, textile visionary J. W. Cannon laid the foundations for Cannon Mills and

the mill village of Kannapolis, once the largest manufacturer of sheets and towels in the world. The first World 600 NASCAR race was held in 1960 at Charlotte Motor Speedway establishing the area as an essential destination for the racing industry. With every fiber still rooted in these historic milestones, today’s Cabarrus County pulsates with adventure.

Storied past, limitless future.

The Cabarrus County Courthouse remains on the National Register of Historic Places and is a flourishing center for the arts housing The Galleries and

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