Cabarrus County, North Carolina
|Cabarrus County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
365 sq mi (945 km²)
364 sq mi (943 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.16%
360/sq mi (139/km²)
History[change | change source]
The county was made in 1792 from Mecklenburg County.
Government[change | change source]
Cabarrus County is part of the local Centralina Council of Governments.
Schools[change | change source]
The county also has Barber-Scotia College, the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (a four year college), and a branch of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. UNC Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County but is close Cabarrus and is easy to get to by driving on Interstate 85.
Connected counties[change | change source]
These counties are connected to Cabarrus County:
- Rowan County, North Carolina - north
- Stanly County, North Carolina - east
- Union County, North Carolina - south
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina - west
- Iredell County, North Carolina - northwest
Cities and towns[change | change source]
These cities and towns are in Cabarrus County:
Lowe's Motor Speedway[change | change source]
The county is home to Lowe's Motor Speedway, which has three NASCAR events every year (the NASCAR All-Star Challenge, the Coca-Cola 600, and the Bank of America 500).