Cornelius is a city located in Mecklenburg County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Currently home to a population of over 24,800 residents, Cornelius is one of the largest cities in the county and is a part of the Charlotte, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city was founded in 1893 as an agricultural community, and was incorporated in 1905. It did not see any significant growth, however, until the damming of the Catawba River in the mid-20th century, which helped create Lake Norman, turning Cornelius into a lakefront city. This led to further growth and recent economic development has led to yet more growth.
Basic Facts About Cornelius
- Current population: 24,800
- Current mayor: Lynette Rinker
- Total area: 12.1 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.cornelius.org/
- Located in: Mecklenburg County
- Founded in: 1893
- Zip codes: 28031
- Area codes: 704
Auto Shipping to Cornelius Tips and Tricks
Cornelius sits about 15-20 miles north of Charlotte, the largest city in the state, and is a part of Charlotte’s sprawling metropolitan area. This is really good news if you’re trying to find auto shipping to Cornelius, or from the city, as carriers prefer to run routes that go through major cities and through the metro areas that surround them. Oftentimes suburbs of a major city are priced the same as shipping to said major city itself, and since car transporters save time and money by moving in and out of large cities it means you end up saving money as well.
This is because of the city’s ease of access. Auto shippers not only like to run routes to or from major cities, but they like to do it by sticking to major interstate highways where they can. Cornelius sits right along Interstate 77, which granted isn’t the most popular of interstates as its route takes it through some pretty sparse areas, notably West Virginia, but before that the interstate runs through the Greensboro metro area, which is another popular vehicle shipping location in North Carolina and therefore easily accessible. Car transporters have no qualms picking up or delivering a vehicle in Cornelius so long as it’s going to help them continue on to other areas quickly and easily, which means lower prices and often faster transit times for you.
If you are interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Cornelius, North Carolina, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It takes only a minute and nets you multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated auto transportation companies absolutely free of charge. Once you start getting your quotes you can compare those companies against each other and find the right shipper for your specific needs. If you have questions about our services, or need some help getting your free quotes, you can contact one of our live agents any time by calling us, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.