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Welcome to Cornelius ...

The town of Cornelius is located in Mecklenburg County<1>.

The location of Cornelius has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cornelius has a population of 30,355 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cornelius.

Cornelius is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Cornelius lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Cornelius: (704) & (980)<5>

Websites for Cornelius ...

Official Website: www.cornelius.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cornelius had an population of 30,355 people. This is an increase of 22.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 153.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cornelius had a population of 24,866 people. This makes Cornelius the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Cornelius represents 0.26% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,866 people, the population of Cornelius increased 107.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,969 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cornelius.

Adding Cornelius to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cornelius in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cornelius was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Cornelius on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cornelius on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Cornelius ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Cornelius - they are located in California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cornelius.

Communities near Cornelius ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cornelius.

  • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Cornelius
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<7>
  • Concord [Cabarrus County]
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    • Concord [Cabarrus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Cornelius
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,500 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<7>
  • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County]
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    • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Cornelius
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,007 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kannapolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kannapolis<7>
  • Mooresville [Iredell County]
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    • Mooresville [Iredell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Cornelius
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,962 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooresville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County]
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      • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Cornelius
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<7>
    • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
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      • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Cornelius
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<7>
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
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      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Cornelius
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<7>
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
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      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Cornelius
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<7>
    • Dallas [Gaston County]
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      • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Cornelius
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<7>
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
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      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Cornelius
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cramerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cramerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cramerton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cornelius. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cornelius.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cornelius. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cornelius.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cornelius. See our Newspapers Page for Cornelius.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cornelius ...

Looking for more information about Cornelius? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cornelius, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cornelius.

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About Mecklenburg County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cornelius: www.cornelius.org/

The official website for Mecklenburg County: www.charmeck.org

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Mecklenburg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cornelius.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cornelius - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cornelius) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cornelius. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CorneliusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornelius. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4745, Longitude: -80.8869       In this case, the coordinates for Cornelius have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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