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History & History-related items

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Historical Events

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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Waxhaw is approximately 3,207 (2005), 9859 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 937 (2000), 3242 (2010).
The amount of land area in Waxhaw is 2.888 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Waxhaw is 2.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Waxhaw to Washington DC is 350 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 136 miles. (as the crow flies)
Waxhaw is positioned 34.92 degrees north of the equator and 80.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Waxhaw elevation is 664 feet above sea level.
Waxhaw median income is $ 54,600 (2005).
The Waxhaw median home price is $ 174,300 (2005).


in south-central North Carolina about 20 miles from Charlotte. Other nearby communities include JAARS, Mineral Springs, Marvin, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, Indian Trail, Stallings and Matthews.
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History & History Related Items

The community has been in existence since the 1700ís, but it wasnít until the railroad came through in 1888 that the area began to grow and the town was founded. Originally called Wisacky, the town was named for the Indian tribe that lived here at one time. The area also used the name before the town was established. The town was chartered in 1889.

Here is a history page for Waxhaw.
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Museum Of The Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial
8215 Waxhaw Hwy.
Waxhaw, NC
Phone: 704-843-1832
Please call ahead for hours of operation as the Museum operates on a limited schedule.

Cane Creek Park
A family, water-based recreation facility with a 350 acre bass lake.

Waxhaw Scottish Highlands Games
held in October each year at Cane Creek Park.
Sponsored by the Scottish Society of the Waxhaws.

Learn more about Waxhaw at this site.
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Waxhaw City Government

Town of Waxhaw
317 N. Broome St
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: 704-843-2195

Waxhaw Police Dept
703E W.S. Main St.
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: 704-843-0353

Waxhaw Historical Events

1840 "HOWIE MINE: which is 3 miles northwest of Waxhaw, was the largest in Union County. It was developed some time before 1840 as a consequence of placer mining in the vicinity. The lodes were quickly exploited, yielding an estimated $ 250,000 in 1854. After a period of idleness brought on by the Civil War, the mine was again opened in 1885 and remained active on a small scale at intervals until 1934. No activity was reported from 1934 through 1959. Estimated production of the mine was about 50,000 ounces of gold." (This information came from this page:

Waxhaw Chamber

Union County Chamber of Commerce
903 Skyway Drive
Monroe, NC 28111
Phone: 704-289-4567

Waxhaw Organizations

Union County Chamber of Commerce
903 Skyway Drive
Monroe, NC 28111
Phone: 704-289-4567

Waxhaw Libraries

Waxhaw Library
509 Providence Rd S
Waxhaw, NC 28173-9311
Phone: 704-843-3131
Union County Public Library
316 E Windsor St
Monroe, NC 28112-4842
Phone: 704-283-8184

Waxhaw Schools

Union County Public Schools
500 N Main St # 700
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: 704-283-3733
Waxhaw Elementary School
1101 Old Providence Rd
Waxhaw, NC 28173-7924
Phone: 704-843-2304 Waxhaw


The population of Waxhaw was:
1990 - 1,294
2000 - 2,625
2005 - 3,207
Median age:
2000 - 32.7 years

Median household Income:
2000 - $ 55,184
2005 - $ 54,600

Median house value:
2000 - $ 137,400
2005 - $ 174,300

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