Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Mecklenburg County is a county in North Carolina. In 2010, 1,054,835 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Charlotte.

HistoryEdit

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.

CommunitiesEdit

 
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.

CityEdit

TownsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

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


ReferencesEdit

  1. "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts selected: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-05.