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Living in Monroe, NC

Located in Union County, the City of Monroe is a well-established community with an abundance of history.

The fast-growing city jumped from 26,228 in 2000 to 36,397 in 2010.

Fast Facts on the History of Monroe, NC

This Union County city became incorporated in 1844. Just prior to that, in 1842 it became somewhat of a county seat as folks from Anson and eastern Mecklenburg thought it was too inconvenient to travel to Charlotte.

The city was named for James Monroe, who was the country’s fifth president.

After incorporation in 1844, Monroe became a railroad hub for surrounding areas.

The city was also home to the Starlite Speedway from the 1960s to 1970s.

Another claim to fame for the city is that it was the hometown of Jesse Helms, the late U.S. Senator from North Carolina who served five terms (1973 to 2003) in the Senate.

Helms was quite a prominent politician and was a national leader of the Religious Right wing of the Republican Party.

In addition, Monroe is the manufacturing hub for both Ludwig drums and timpani.

Plenty to See and Do in Monroe

Monroe has a diverse culture that blends new with old, domestic and international communities.

Thus, you’ll find that there is a plethora of activities to enjoy in the greater Monroe area, including:

  • Extreme Ice Center
  • Downtown Monroe
  • Aw Shucks! Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
  • Jesse Helms Center
  • Museum of the Alphabet
  • Musem of the Waxhaws
  • Monroe Historic Home Tour

There is also a rather active Farmers Market located in Monroe!

Here are some additional resources to check out when looking for something to do in Monroe:

Education in Monroe

Residents living in Monroe – as with the rest of the county – are served by the Union County Public School system.

Specifically, some of the public schools that Monroe residents attend include:

  • Walter Bickett Elementary School
  • Monroe High School

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