History

A Wonderful Mixture of Progress and Heritage

Concord’s history dates back over 200 years. Back in the late 1700’s, it seems there was a disagreement between the German and Scots-Irish settlements in the area over exactly where the County seat of the newly formed county of Cabarrus should be located. A compromise was eventually reached, and the new city was founded in 1796 on a 26 acre site. The city was named Concord, meaning “harmony,” to reflect the spirit in which the issue was settled.

When you look at Concord today and see the wonderful mixture of progress and heritage, the perfect blend of business, industrial, and residential life, you can see that Concord still embodies the meaning of its name – “harmony.”

Be sure to visit the Historic Cabarrus website for even more information about the history of our great community.

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