Iredell County

Iredell County

 Iredell County had a population of 159,437 according to the 2010 census.  Its county seat is Statesville; its largest town is Mooresville. It is named for James Iredell,  a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau,  the county has a total area of 597 square miles, of which 576 square miles is land and 21 square miles  (3.59%) is water.

Iredell County is located within the Piedmont Region of central North Carolina. The northwestern section of the county contains the Brushy Mountains, a deeply eroded spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains far to the west.  The highest point in Iredell County, Fox Mountain, is in the Brushies; it rises to 1,760 feet. Although the "Brushies", as they are often called locally, are not high in the normal sense, they do rise prominently above the surrounding countryside. The remainder of Iredell County consists of gently rolling countryside occasionally broken by low hills and small river valleys. The county's largest river, the Catawba, forms much of its western border.  Lake Norman, North Carolina's largest man-made lake, is the most prominent geographic feature of southern Iredell County; it is often called North Carolina's "inland sea".

Iredell County is an important transportation center for the state, as Interstate 77 and Interstate 40 cross in northeast Statesville. This has given birth to the county's slogan "Crossroads for the Future."

Iredell County is one of the longest counties in the state and stretches for nearly fifty miles north to south from Yadkin County in the north to Mecklenburg in the south. The county is divided into seventeen townships.

Iredell County is a major hub of NASCAR racing, with many race shops located in the county (mostly around Mooresville).  Many NASCAR drivers live around Mooresville and Lake Norman.  Although northern Iredell County has retained much of its rural character, the southern half of the county is experiencing rapid growth, largely due to the immense popularity of the Lake Norman area for residents of nearby Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city.

 

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