Cornelius is a nice little lake side town along the eastern shores of Lake Norman, located approximately 15 miles north of uptown Charlotte. The town consists of about 15 square miles, over 100 subdivisions and has approximately 28,000 residents. Cornelius has the largest amount of shoreline of all the municipalities on Lake Norman (approximately 70 miles).
Cornelius is the second youngest of Mecklenburg County’s six incorporated towns and was founded in 1893 (incorporated in 1905). The town’s origins has been traced by many historians to a dispute over cotton weighing.
The town of Cornelius is a very diverse town with a wide range of housing opportunities.
Parks and Recreation
Cornelius is home to ten public parks with lots of various activities for outdoor fun and a championship golf course located at The Peninsula.
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