Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson, North Carolina is a lakeside town on Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 10,944 at the 2010 census.[3] It is home to Davidson College. The town is centered on the college from which it takes its name.

The town was founded in 1837 with the establishment of the Presbyterian Davidson College, named for Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, a local Revolutionary War hero in Mecklenburg County. The land for Davidson, North Carolina College came from Davidson’s estate, a large portion of which was donated by his son.

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Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson, North Carolina Main Street
Motto: “College Town. Lake Town. Your Town.”
Location of Davidson, North Carolina
Location of Davidson, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°29′28″N 80°49′58″WCoordinates: 35°29′28″N 80°49′58″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Mecklenburg
Area
 • Total 5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2)
 • Land 4.9 sq mi (12.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 840 ft (256 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,944
 • Density 2,233.5/sq mi (868.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 28035-28036
Area code(s) 704 980
FIPS code 37-16400[1]
GNIS feature ID 1019914[2]
Website http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us