DescriptionIn 1775, disagreeing German and Scot-Irish residents of Cabarrus County finally decided on the location of the county seat. They named the site Concord (reflecting harmony), and the main thoroughfare was called Union Street in honor of the compromise that settled the issue. A memorial garden on Spring Street between Cabarrus and Corban avenues contains the graves of many Concord founders.
The first gold nugget discovered in the nation was supposedly found nearby by a 12-year-old boy wading in Little Meadow Creek. Another story alleges that the 17-pound chunk was used as a doorstop before the boy's father took it to Fayetteville in 1802 and sold it to a jeweler for the grand sum of $3.50; in actuality it was worth approximately $3,600.
Visitor InfoCabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau 10099 Weddington Rd. Suite 102 CONCORD, NC 28027. Phone:(704)782-4340 or (800)848-3740
Things to SeeCharlotte Motor Speedway