Terrell, North Carolina
The community center lies at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 150 and Sherrills Ford Road. The widening of NC 150 through Terrell has been delayed numerous times and is currently scheduled for construction in the late 2020s. 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 ("Top of the Lake").
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.
The town was named after Pinckney Lawson Terrell (1853-1926), a circuit-riding Methodist preacher with ties to the nearby Rehobeth Methodist Church. The Terrell family history reports that a post office was established in 1893 at the T.F. Connor store, and that the community was at that point named for Pinckney Lawson Terrell "because" he had paid all his debts (presumably to the store, but this is speculation only).
Water and sewer lines, primarily trunk lines, were installed in 2013-14 (not all neighborhoods), and a new library opened in 2014.
On May 24, 2016, Publix Supermarkets announced a new store in Terrell, NC, at the intersection of Hwy NC 150 and Slanting Bridge Road (Northeast corner), to open in late 2017.
There are approximately 860 people and 332 households residing in the community. 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, either via I-77 on the east side of Lake Norman, or via the equidistant NC 16 on the west side of Lake Norman.
Catawba County Schools
- Sherrills Ford Elementary School
- Mill Creek Middle School in Catawba County
- Bandys High School in Catawba County
- Hickory High School / International Baccalaureate (IB) School in Hickory, North Carolina
- University Christian High School located in Hickory, North Carolina
- Woodlawn School located in Iredell County
- Langtree Charter School located in Mooresville, North Carolina
- Lincoln Charter School located in Denver, North Carolina
- Pine Lake Preparatory School (Charter School) located in Mooresville, North Carolina
- Matt Kenseth, NASCAR driver and 2003 Winston Cup Series champion (resided in Terrell)
- Jason Line, NHRA Pro Stock driver
- Rob Moroso, NASCAR driver