Denver, North Carolina is a small southern town located at the east end of Lincoln County in western North Carolina. The area is rich with history that follows the development of the United States from it’s beginnings to the present. Denver sits on the west shores of Lake Norman, a very large lake created in 1962 when construction of the Cowans Ford Dam across the Catawba River was completed. Denver and Lake Norman are just a short distance north of Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina. Charlotte is a fast growing “world class” city that is home to NBA and NFL teams, NASCAR racing, theaters, cultural centers and corporate headquarters for some of the largest financial companies in the world.
The west side of the lake, where Denver is located, has typically been quieter, with a “laid-back” and “easy-going” atmosphere. The town is centered around the old post office and stretches north and south along Highway 16. Denver is probably best known for the historic Rock Springs Camp Meeting, an annual religious gathering that has continued for over 207 years and held in Denver since 1830.
Even today Denver maintains the appeal of a quiet and relaxed little town, but with future plans to widen Route 16 from Charlotte to Hickory, development has begun to hasten. New homes and businesses are suddenly popping up throughout the area and several large development projects are underway. With a location that offers easy access to Charlotte and Hickory, yet still lets you feel away from it all with beautiful lake views and a small town atmosphere, it’s no wonder that the area is predicted to grow quickly in the coming years. People are beginning to discover the charm of the “other side of the lake” and in particular, Denver.