Terrell, North Carolina

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Terrell is an unincorporated community in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States with an approximate population of 860. For the 2010 census, it was included within the Lake Norman of Catawba CDP.


Location of Terrell, North Carolina

Terrell is located at 35°35′20.72″N 80°58′39.5″W / 35.5890889°N 80.977639°W / 35.5890889; -80.977639 within area code 828, ZIP code 28682, and FIPS place code 67180. It sits at an elevation of 289 m (948 ft).

The community center lies at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 150 and Sherrills Ford Road. Neighboring communities include Sherrills Ford to the north, Mooresville to the east and Denver to the southwest. Terrell is a Lake Norman community with many lake-centric activities and businesses.


The Terrell Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The most notable building contained therein is the Terrell Country Store, built in 1891, once a focal point of trade and commerce in the area.

Water and sewer lines, primarily trunk lines, were installed in 2013-14 (not all neighborhoods), and a new library opened in 2014.

On December 11, 2014, Duke Energy, to repair a rusted, leaking pipe, received approval from North Carolina to dump Coal Ash (containing arsenic, lead and mercury, among other heavy metals) from the Marshall Steam Station into Lake Norman.


There are approximately 860 people and 332 households residing in the community.[1] The racial makeup of the community is 97.4% White, 1.40% African American, and 1.16% from other races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.35% of the population.

The mean income for a household in the community is $57,212. Many residents commute to Charlotte from this suburb.


Catawba County Schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

  • University Christian High School located in Hickory, North Carolina
  • Woodlawn School located in Iredell County

Charter schools[edit]

  • Langtree Charter School located in Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Lincoln Charter School located in Denver, North Carolina
  • Pine Lake Preparatory School located in Mooresville, North Carolina

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Terrell, NC at citiesAmerica.com