Salisbury City, North Carolina

Salisbury City in North Carolina shouldn’t be confused with other places bearing the same name, especially with a much popular Cathedral City in Wiltshire, England. Salisbury in North Carolina is the county seat of Rowan County and is popularly known as Tree City USA which emphasizes its care to the environment. Salisbury is also famous being the hometown for the famous soft drink Cheerwine by the Carolina Beverage Corporation as well as one of the largest American grocery store, Food Lion. Salisbury has notable schools of higher learning, aside from its basic education private schools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools: Catawba College and Livingstone College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Catawba College is a liberal arts college established in 1851 and has been a consistent placer among the Best Colleges in the United States according to Princeton Review. The college is much well-known for its Theater program, which has always been in the country’s top ten. Livingstone College is a historically black college that was established in 1879. It offers degrees in Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, Science, and Social Work degrees.

The city has a total area of 17.8 square miles, with a population of 26,400 people (according to 2000 Census). The city has a large historic home district, adorned with many large mansions. One of the notable places is the Fulton Heights Neighborhood Historic District, a suburb town which has been developed in years dated as early as 1906. The beautifully-designed houses are interestingly patterned in a grid formation. It is also one of the originators of the streetcar system. In 1998, the district was included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Another landmark included in the Historic register is the Salisbury National Cemetery. Some of the notable monuments in the cemetery are that of a 25-foot granite monument topped by a statue of a soldier which was erected in 1908, the 50-foot tall granite obelisk known as the Federal Monument to the Unknown Dead which was constructed in 1876, and the 40-foot granite Pennsylvanian Monument, built-in 1909. The cemetery was established as the burial site for the prisoners of war. The cemetery became a National Cemetery after the American Civil War. It was included in the Registry in 1999. Other important landmarks in Salisbury are Bernhardt House, Maxwell Chamber House, Community Building, Archibald Henderson Law Office, Mount Zion Baptist Church, John Steele House, Monroe Street School, Salisbury Southern Railroad Passenger Depot Shaver Rental Houses District, Monroe Street School and a lot more.