Paw Creek (Charlotte neighborhood)

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Paw Creek
Neighborhood / Township
"Tank Town"
Paw Creek (Charlotte neighborhood) is located in North Carolina
Paw Creek (Charlotte neighborhood)
Location within North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°16′30″N 80°56′18″W / 35.2748624°N 80.9384064°W / 35.2748624; -80.9384064Coordinates: 35°16′30″N 80°56′18″W / 35.2748624°N 80.9384064°W / 35.2748624; -80.9384064
Country United States
State North Carolina
CountyMecklenburg County
 • TypeNo active independent government
234 m (768 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
ZIP code
28130, 28214
Area code(s)704, 980
GNIS feature ID991951[1]

Paw Creek is primarily considered to be a community and neighborhood in the northwest part of Mecklenburg County in North Carolina. It is generally defined geographically by the original boundaries of Paw Creek Township. Most of Paw Creek is within the city limits of Charlotte but the areas that have not yet been annexed are also recognized as a Township of North Carolina.[2]


The Paw Creek community derives its name from the small creek bearing the same name.[1]

Also located in the area was the Thrift community, which was centered at Old Mount Holly Road and Freedom Drive.[3] The community was listed on state maps up to the 1980s, when the area was annexed into Charlotte.[4]


Paw Creek is served by a branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.[5] The library is located on Hoyt Galvin Way, near the intersection of Brookshire Boulevard and Rozzelles Ferry Road.


Main thoroughfares[edit]

  • Brookshire Boulevard (NC 16)
  • Freedom Drive / Mount Holly Road (NC 27)
  • Senator W. Craig Lawing Freeway (I-485)

Mass transit[edit]

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) offers local bus service in the area.


Water and Trash pick-up is mostly serviced by the city of Charlotte, though third-party companies do service some developments in the area. Electricity is provided by Duke Energy, which holds a monopoly. Natural gas is provided by Piedmont Natural Gas, which holds a monopoly. Data/Telephone/Television service is all offered by AT&T and Time Warner Cable.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Paw Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "North Carolina, Appendix F., County Subdivisions and Places - Section 16" (PDF). Census 2000. U.S. Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Thrift". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation County Road Maps (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT / USDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1980. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Mountain Island branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County". Retrieved February 27, 2016.

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