Cabarrus County, North Carolina

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Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Old Courthouse Concord 1.jpg
Old Cabarrus County Courthouse
Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1792
Named forStephen Cabarrus
SeatConcord
Largest cityConcord
Area
 • Total364 sq mi (943 km2)
 • Land362 sq mi (938 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (7 km2), 0.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)201,590
 • Density492/sq mi (190/km2)
Congressional district8th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.cabarruscounty.us

Cabarrus County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 131,063 people lived there. Its county seat is Concord.

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 Cabarrus County Schools runs all the public schools in the county except for parts of Kannapolis, which has its own school district.

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:

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).

Other websites[change | change source]