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Concord is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 79,066, with an estimated population in 2013 of 83,506. It is the largest city in Cabarrus County and is the county seat. In terms of population, the city of Concord is the second largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area and is the twelfth largest city in North Carolina.The city was a winner of the All-America City Award in 2004. Located near the center of Cabarrus County, it is northeast of Charlotte center city.Concord is the home of Charlotte Motor Speedway and numerous NASCAR driver headquarters.HistoryConcord, located in the rapidly growing northeast quadrant of the Charlotte metropolitan area, was first settled in 1750. The name "Concord" means "with harmony". By United States standards, Concord is considered an old town, incorporated in 1806. Today, markers identifying the original town limits can be seen in the downtown area.Concord boasts a comprehensive collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century historic homes along North and South Union Street and Edgewood Avenue. Within the North Union Historic District is Memorial Garden. Located on 3acre, the garden winds through the 200-year-old cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church.From the time of incorporation in the late 1700s through the 1970s, Concord's jurisdiction was centered around the downtown area. Since then, most annexations have taken place west of the center-city area towards Charlotte. Portions of the city limit boundary adjoin the Cabarrus/Mecklenburg County line.
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