Our Roots

June 21, 2018

Our Roots: The Ag Building

DID YOU KNOW? 🤔 This building known as the Agricultural (Ag) Building, a part of the Cornelius Elementary campus, was constructed in the 1930s as part of the […]
May 29, 2018

Our Roots: Liverpool

DID YOU KNOW? Before Cornelius was incorporated as a town, the area was known as Liverpool. RJ Stough’s cotton weigh station became such a popular and convenient […]
April 27, 2018

Our Roots: Tree of Knowledge

DID YOU KNOW? 🤔 This towering Oak Tree served as Cornelius’s first unofficial Town Square. 🌳 The “Tree of Knowledge” once stood as a central meeting place, a landmark […]
April 13, 2018

Our Roots: How Cornelius Was Formed

DID YOU KNOW? 🤔 Cornelius was formed due to one businessman’s decision in 1885. RJ Stough possessed the gumption to re-locate his cotton weighing scales to a small […]
March 10, 2018

Standing Strong: Public Art Pieces Bolster Civic and Cultural Life

We all have a favorite. From the Mark Twain statue to the Jitterbug by Rite Aid to the murals in Oak Street Mill, the public art […]