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Cabarrus County, North Carolina

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Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cabarrus County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1792
Seat Concord
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

365 sq mi (945 km²)
364 sq mi (943 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.16%
 - (2000)
 - Density

360/sq mi (139/km²)

Cabarrus County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 131,063 people lived there. Its county seat is Concord.


The county was made in 1792 from Mecklenburg County.


Cabarrus County is part of the local Centralina Council of Governments.


The Cabarrus County Schools runs all the public schools in the county except for parts of Kannapolis, which has its own school district.

The county also has Barber-Scotia College, the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (a four year college), and a branch of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. UNC Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County but is close Cabarrus and is easy to get to by driving on Interstate 85.

Connected counties

These counties are connected to Cabarrus County:

Cities and towns

These cities and towns are in Cabarrus County:

Lowe's Motor Speedway

The county is home to Lowe's Motor Speedway, which has three NASCAR events every year (the NASCAR All-Star Challenge, the Coca-Cola 600, and the Bank of America 500).

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