Welcome to Cornelius, NC! This little town sits on Lake Norman and has a lot going on. From the bustling downtown section featuring gathering areas like Old Town Public House and luxurious lake-front communities like The Peninsula, Cornelius is as diverse as it is convenient. The town is located just a short drive from Charlotte, and is close to nearly everything Charlotte has to offer!

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Cornelius offers a different pace than the other Lake Norman towns. Many come to Cornelius to enjoy the historic downtown area, or spend a day on the lake at Jetton Park.

Quick Facts On Cornelius

Cornelius was founded in 1893 and officially incorporated in 1905. It was originally named Liverpool, before changing the name in honor of Joseph Benjamin Cornelius, the principal stock holder of a cotton mill which established in town.

54 miles of Lake Norman’s 520 mile shoreline resides in Cornelius, giving it the most shoreline of any town on the Lake and drawing people to its lakeside lifestyle and activities.

Downtown Cornelius hosts a number of restaurants, shops, and attractions popular to locals. There are events hosted downtown which attract hundreds of people. In addition to the downtown area, Cornelius features several popular subdivisions providing housing options for everyone.

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19109 West Catawba Ave #200
Cornelius NC, 28031

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