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Cabarrus County and Rowan County, North Carolina

28081, 28082, 28083

"City of Looms"

Page Contents for Kannapolis, North Carolina

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Kannapolis is approximately 36,910 (2000), 42625 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,717 (1990), 16375 (2010).
The amount of land area in Kannapolis is 40.651 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.46 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kannapolis to Washington DC is 311 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 113 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kannapolis is positioned 35.49 degrees north of the equator and 80.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.


northeast of Charlotte along Interstate 85 near Lake Norman
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History & History Related Items

Original home of Cannon Mills later to be called Fieldcrest Cannon. Now owned by the Pillowtex corp. of Texas.
A quiet mill community with lots of park space and a rural atmosphere. Quality schools and top flight libaries.
Home of the state 3a football champs

In 1906, industrialist, James William Cannon, bought a large tract of farmland and built Cannon Mills Company. Kannapolis grew up around the mill.
In 1984, the citizens of Kannapolis voted to incorporate, making the largest unincorporated city in the United States the 16th largest city in North Carolina.
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outlet style shopping village

Home of Ralph & Dale Earnhart & Jr.(Father,son & grandson-all race drivers)
See this page for a Dale Earnhardt Tribute

Cannon Village Visitor Center
200 West Ave
Kannapolis NC 28081
Phone: 704-938-3200
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Kannapolis City Government

City of Kannapolis
PO Box 249
246 Oak Avenue
Kannapolis NC 28081
Phone: 704-938-5133
Fax: 704-933-7463

Kannapolis Chamber

Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce
3003 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard
Kannapolis, NC 28083
Phone: 704-782-4000
Fax: 704-782-4050

Kannapolis Organizations

Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce
3003 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard
Kannapolis, NC 28083
Phone: 704-782-4000
Fax: 704-782-4050

Kannapolis Schools

Kannapolis City Schools
100 Denver Street
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28083
Phone: 704-938-1131


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
two campuses in the area
North Campus
P.O. Box 1595
Salisbury, NC
Phone: 704-637-0760
South Campus
1531 Trinity Church Road
Concord, NC 28027
Phone: 704-788-3197


The population of Kannapolis was:
1990 - 29,696
2000 - 36,910

Kannapolis, NC (home of Cannon towels) is the largest unincorporated city in the US, at around 35,000 people

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