Denver

Denver

Denver is located in western North Carolina, midway between Charlotte and Hickory, on the west side of Lake Norman in East Lincoln County, providing access to an easy commute and the beautiful lake.

The history of the area dates beck to before the Revolutionary War, when the Catawba Indians lived along the Catawba River and the Cherokees lived to the west.  Pioneers Sherrill and Beatty came to the area from 1747-1749, and the well-known areas of Sherrill’s Ford and Beatty’s Ford are named for them.  The Battle of Cowan’s Ford took place during the Revolutionary War just a few miles south of what’s now Denver.  At first, Denver was known as “Dry Pond,” but in 1873 was renamed for the capital of Colorado, as it was being considered for entry into the union, according to legend.

Denver was largely a farming community, but now is full of new homes and businesses, while still retaining its small-town feel.  The area is known for the historic Rock Springs Camp Meeting, a religious gathering held annually since 1830.  In May, Denver holds its annual Strawberry Festival and in September its annual “Denver Days” Fall Festival put on by the Rotary Club, offering rides, food, business booths and entertainment – great fun for residents and visitors!  Children in Denver attend the Lincoln County School System, and can attend the wonderful sports programs offered at the local Optimists Club Park. Neighbors can shop at the Lincoln County Farmers Market in Denver for delicious local fruits, vegetables, fresh pork, chicken and eggs, bedding plants, ornamental plants, and meet with local artisans and other visitors for great conversation! Nestled under the tree canopy at Rock Springs School, they operate during the spring, summer and early autumn.

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