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Charlotte NC Communities - Weddington
Charlotte NC Communities - WeddingtonThe Town of Weddington is situated in the northwestern corner of Union County. In 1842 the General Assembly of NC formed Union County by taking segments of existing Mecklenburg and Anson Counties. Weddington is part of the Sandy Ridge Township with the town center located at the intersection of NC Hwy. 16 (Providence Road), and NC 84. Originally known in the area for its’ fertile farmland, the Waxhaw Indians prospered in Sandy Ridge for ages by the time that the first settlers from Germany, England, Wales, and Scotland began arriving.
Post-American Revolution, a veteran of the war for independence, Reuben Boswell, helped settle this area. In the summer of 1824, Reuben donated four acres of land for what would become the Sandy Ridge Methodist Episcopal Church. Twenty-two local farmers donated $262.00 for the construction of the new place of worship. The establishment of this church is responsible for leading the development of the town we know today as Weddington. Reuben Boswell’s grandson, Reuben B. Weddington arrived in 1826 and for the next sixty years, Reuben B. Weddington resided and prospered in the area.
During Reconstruction (post-1865), Union County suffered economically due to decreased demand for the cotton ... more
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