Mount Holly, North Carolina is a culturally and historically diverse community located just south of Lake Norman on the Catawba River. The town offers an abundance of opportunities for work, adventure, and leisure. Additionally, there is convenient access to Mooresville, Charlotte, Concord and Gastonia.
The first European settlement in what is now Mount Holly, began in 1754 when James Kuykendall was issued a land grant by King George II of Great Britain. In 1875, the name of the town was changed to Mount Holly, after the Mount Holly Cotton Mill that was started that year. Mount Holly is rich in history and home to St. Joseph’s Chapel, the oldest Catholic Chapel still standing in North Carolina.
Places of Interest – Things To Do
There’s never a lackluster day in Mount Holly thanks to the large community of volunteer groups that sponsor numerous street festivals, concerts, and farmers’ markets throughout the year. With plenty of places to go and plenty of things to do, you’ll never be bored when living here.
You can also enjoy fishing, biking, camping, and horseback riding at South Mountains State Park in Connelly Springs. Revel in a day of fun at Carowinds Amusement Park featuring rides, entertainment, and Boomerang Bay Waterpark. Enjoy a weekend of water activities by visiting the US Whitewater Center just across the Catawba River. You can even get away for the day by heading 30 miles easy to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in nearby Concord.
A mere 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte, makes Mount Holly well-suited for enjoying all the amenities of Charlotte without the harried lifestyle of big city living. This culturally rich area is a delightful place to call home. From historical buildings to outdoor adventure to fine dining restaurants and shopping, Mount Holly is a terrific place to live!