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Statesvillecity and county seat, central Iredell County. Authorized to be laid out in 1789 and probably named in honor of the fact that North Carolina had approved the federal Constitution a few weeks previously and thus had become a state. Inc. 1847. Settlement grew up around Fourth Creek Presbyterian Church, organized there in 1753. Home of Mitchell Community College. Produces textiles, apparel, fabricated metals, furniture, flour, lumber, and machinery. Alt. 925. See also Fourth Creek.
Statesville Townshipcentral Iredell County.
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