Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Mecklenburg County is a county in North Carolina. In 2020, 1,115,482 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Charlotte.

History[change | change source]

The county was created in 1762. It was split from Anson County. It was named in honor of the marriage of King George III to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Communities[change | change source]

Map of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels
1923 Map of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina showing original Township boundaries

Mecklenburg County has seven municipalities including the City of Charlotte and the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville (north of Charlotte); and the towns of Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville (south and southeast of Charlotte). Small portions of Stallings and Weddington are also in Mecklenburg County, though most of those towns are in Union County.

City[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Townships[change | change source]

  • Berryhill
  • Charlotte
  • Clear Creek
  • Crab Orchard
  • Deweese
  • Huntersville
  • Lemley
  • Long Creek
  • Mallard Creek
  • Morning Star
  • Paw Creek
  • Pineville
  • Providence
  • Sharon (extinct)
  • Steele Creek

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 16, 2023.