Area Information

Interesting Facts

Downtown Charlotte is called “uptown,” much to the confusion of… well, pretty much everyone who isn’t from there. Locals have been saying it that way for at least 85 years. Apologists will happily point out that central Charlotte does sit at a higher elevation than the rest of the city. “When you go there, you’re going up to town,” says native son Jack Wood. “That’s the proper name for it.” In the 1970s, Wood—a clothier by trade—made a push to preserve this verbal quirk. After some intense lobbying, he convinced the City Council to officially designate the historic sector as “Uptown Charlotte” on September 24, 1974.

Links to North Carolina and the Greater Charlotte Area

                                Visit North Carolina                                                                                                  Charlotte, NC (Mecklenburg County)

                                Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, NC (Lake Norman)                                             “Over Yonder” (Lake Norman Area Publication)

                                Mooresville, NC (Iredell County)                                                                               Cabarrus County

                                Salisbury, NC (Rowan County)                                                                                  Gaston County