Cherryville NC Home Inspection and News

Cherryville Home Inspection, News and History

First known as White Pines, Cherryville was settled in 1792 by German, Dutch and Scotch-Irish pioneers. The original grants of land were made by Governor Samuel Ashe. During the 1700's , Old Post Road served as a main thorough-fare between Charlotte, NC and Spartanburg, SC as well as a highway connection between Washington, DC and important locations in the South. The town served as a water and coal stop on the Carolina Central (later Seaboard Coastal) Railroad line during the 1860s. Along the railroad, a local resident named Black planted cherry trees, and the train engineers soon called the settlement “Cherryville”, a name under which the town was incorporated in 1881.  Agriculture was Cherryville’s main economic base for many years; however, during the 1800's the town established itself in the textile industry, following the mill village concept that still exists to some extent. One custom shared by established residents and new is the greeting of each New Year with a chant and the shooting of muskets

Cherryville NC Home Inspector, News and History