Cabarrus County, North Carolina
|Coordinates: 35°23′N 80°33′W / 35.39°N 80.55°W|
|Named for||Stephen Cabarrus|
|• Total||364 sq mi (940 km2)|
|• Land||362 sq mi (940 km2)|
|• Water||2.7 sq mi (7 km2) 0.7%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||492/sq mi (190/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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:
- 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).