Located in the south-central part of the state of North Carolina and the set of Cabarrus County, Concord is situated near the edge of the eastern part of the Piedmont region, which is approximately 20 miles northeast of Charlotte. The city’s present-day name emanated from the amicable settlement over a dispute over the area where it stands. The city was founded in 1796 and the discovery of the Redd Gold Mine started the Gold Rush in North Carolina. The decline of the mining industry started in 18850s and the community shifted to become a textile center in the 20th century wherein it started producing various varieties of cotton goods and hosiery. Although textiles are still an important economic activity, livestock raising and production dominated the area’s agriculture.
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