Place:Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States

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NameCabarrus
Alt namesCabarrassource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37033081
Cabarrussource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.367°N 80.567°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1792 - )
See alsoMecklenburg, North Carolina, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cabarrus County is a county located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 178,011. The county seat is Concord, which was incorporated in 1803. Among its significant historic sites is the Reed Gold Mine, a National Historic Landmark.

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History

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The county was formed on December 29, 1792 from Mecklenburg County. It was named after Stephen Cabarrus of Chowan County, speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons.

Gold was first discovered here in 1799 by Conrad Reed in an unincorporated part of southeast Cabarrus County. Reed was the son of John Reed, one of thousands of Hessian soldiers brought over by British troops to fight against rebellious colonists in the American Revolution. John Reed deserted, as did many other Hessians, and migrated from Georgia to North Carolina, where he settled in an ethnic German community. There he started a farm. Later his son Conrad Reed discovered a large gold nugget on the property. John Reed later sold the gold nugget for a week's worth of wages on a trip to Fayetteville before realizing the economic significance of his son's findings.

John Reed first developed placer mining on his property, then underground mining, and became wealthy from the gold. His mine became known as Reed's Gold Mine. So much gold was discovered in the county that the Charlotte Mint was built to handle it.

The Reed Gold Mine was designated a National Historic Landmark, as it was the first gold mine in the country. Gold was mined in North Carolina into the early 20th century. Visitors at the site today can explore some of the mine's reconstructed tunnels.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1784 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1792 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1792 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1793 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1793 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1914 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 5,094
1810 6,158
1820 7,248
1830 8,810
1840 9,259
1850 9,747
1860 10,546
1870 11,954
1880 14,964
1890 18,142
1900 22,456
1910 26,240
1920 33,730
1930 44,331
1940 59,393
1950 63,783
1960 68,137
1970 74,629
1980 85,895
1990 98,935

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External links

www.co.cabarrus.nc.us/


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