Living in Pineville, NC
Located in Mecklenburg County, the Town of Pineville is a blend of old and new. Many of the town's original buildings have been renovated and are still in use today.
This community, which is located in the southernmost part of Mecklenburg County, is just over the border from Fort Mill, S.C.
A Brief History of Pineville
The town of Pineville was also known as a mule trading center at the peak of Charlotte’s gold rush.
During that time, Pineville was actually called “Morrow’s Turnout.” The name came because the town, which was at the intersection of two major Indian trading routes, had vast meadows in which trade and transportation animals could be turned out to pasture.
By 1852, the Charlotte & Columbia Railroad had come through Pineville, helping to modernize the community.
The town was incorporated in 1873.
Then in the 1890s, Dover Yarn Mills established a cotton mill in the community, which later became known as Cone Mills. The mill operated until the 1970s.
Over the years, however, Pineville diversified and became known for a place to check out interactive sports, unique boutiques and international restaurants.
Pineville saw quite a lot of growth come to the area when the initial segment of I-485 was completed.
Although NC Highway 51 and South Boulevard had already been bringing people to the community, the highway brought even more people.
Recreational Amenities and Utilities Abound in Pineville
Pineville is home to the James K. Polk Historic Site, where our 11th President was born in 1795. The new Town Hall and Police Department were just built 4Q 2011, and is located next to the railroad tracks.
The state historic site has two reconstructed log cabins, a main house, a cookhouse and a log barn. Tours are available by costumed guides.
In 1094, a monument was erected in 1904 on the site of the present-day reconstructed cabins.
The state moved the monument from its first location in 1964. It was moved to its present-day location (close to the visitor center) in 1968.
And at one point, Ladybird Johnson visited Pineville to dedicate the new state site.
The new Town Hall and Police Department were just built 4Q 2011, and is located next to the railroad tracks.
And did I mention, the 1.1-million-square-foot Carolina Place Mall?
Here are some other popular attractions that draw people from all over the county to Pineville:
- Ice house
- Carolina Place Mall
- Adventure Landing
- Sky High Sports
- Ethnic restaurants
- Bailey's Sports Bar and Grill
- Laser Quest
- Destination Pineville
In terms of utilities, Pineville boasts its own Telephone Company and Electric Company. If you are new to the area, make sure you check with the Pineville Electric Company to see if your home has service with them. If you are purchasing a home, they will waive the start-up fee, and amazingly, they come out the same day!
Education in Pineville
The NEW Pineville Elementary School opened August 2013. The old school was demolished and most of that building was recycled. By doing so, the the new school got points towards its LEED certification. It was an exciting time for our Pineville children!
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