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Pineville is a growing and thriving town, a great place to start a family or retire. Enjoy quiet living or get involved in numerous activities. But most of all, it’s a great place to call home.

Pineville by the Numbers

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8,418

Town Population

20

Minutes from Uptown Charlotte

37.5

Median Age

$48,125

Median Household Income

$183,100

Median Property Value

History of Pineville, NC

Pineville, incorporated in 1873, was named for the large and abundant pines that cast their shadows over the community. At the time it was known as a mule trading center which was located at the intersection of two major Indian trading routes. The area was home to vast meadows where the traders could turn their animals out to pasture and the area became known as Morrow’s Turnout. This area also served as a stagecoach stop, and in 1852 when the Depot opened, it became a stop for the Charlotte & Columbia Railroad. The railroad was the first step into the ‘modern world’ for the town and it was about that time when the name was changed to Pineville.
It is the birthplace of James K. Polk, the 11th US President.  Although the home is no longer standing, an original cabin from that time period is kept there to symbolize the one he was born in. There are two reconstructed log cabins, a main house, a cookhouse, and a log barn, all representative of the ones built c.1790.  Ladybird Johnson came to Pineville in the 1960’s to dedicate the new state site.

During the 1880’s and 1890’s, Pineville became a booming agricultural and textile center. In 1890 Dover Yarn Mill opened its doors and by 1902 they employed over 200 people. The mill later became Cone Mill and operated in Pineville until the late 1970’s.

By 1903 Pineville’s population had grown to 700 and was the largest of the outlaying towns in Mecklenburg County, located just eleven miles south of the City of Charlotte.

After the Great Depression of the 1930’s, Pineville’s growth slowed substantially when cotton production declined in the Carolina Piedmont and agriculture as a whole became less prominent in Mecklenburg County.

Over the next 60 years Pineville sustained a steady growth until the 1990’s when Pineville experienced a fundamental transformation, inundated by the impact of suburbanization giving rise to an abundance of retail establishments including Carolina Place Mall.

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Town of Pineville Contacts

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Non-Emergency:

Town Hall Mailing Address:

PO Box 249
Pineville, NC 28134
(Must use P.O. Box when mailing to Town Hall, as mail will not be delivered to physical address)

Town Hall Physical Address:

200 Dover Street
Pineville, NC 28134

Telephone: (704) 889-2291

Fax: (704) 889-2293

Town Hall Office Hours:

Monday–Friday, 8am to 5pm (Town observes State holidays)

Important News & Updates

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 180 – Increasing Face Covering Requirements

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