North Carolina-Cabarrus County-February 13

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-February 13

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special.

Stephen Cabarrus was born in Bayonne, France in 1754 and came to the United States in 1776 and eventually settled in Edenton, NC. Just thirteen years after he arrived he became the Speaker of the House of Representatives for North Carolina from 1789-1793 and a second term from 1800-1805. He died in 1808 and his remains are in Edenton, NC.

Portrait of Stephen Cabarrus

stephen cabarrus

My blog post today is on Cabarrus County and Stephen Cabarrus is part of the county history. On the surface it seems strange that a man from France that lived across the state from Cabarrus County would have a connection but he did.

Cabarrus County in the shaded red area.


Cabarrus County, located in the south-central piedmont of North Carolina, is bounded by Iredell and Rowan Counties to the north, Stanly County to the east, Union County to the south, and Mecklenburg County to the west. The county has a population of 131,063 (2000 US census). Concord is the county seat.

Back to the name Cabarrus County. Quite simply Stephen Cabarrus in 1792 while serving as the Speaker of the House for the state of North Carolina cast the deciding vote to carve out Cabarrus County from Mecklenburg County. His legacy for casting that deciding vote was for the county to be named in his honor. As Paul Harvey used to say “Now the rest of the story”.

paul harvey

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