One of the Most Fastest-growing Suburbs in Charlotte, North Carolina
Built in 1873, Pineville has become one of the most fast-growing suburbs of Charlotte, spreading over 3.6 square miles. The town’s name was inspired by the multitude of pines growing in the area and casting shadows over the land. According to the 2010 Census, the city has a population of 7.479 and 1632 households, more than double than the previous population recorded in the year 2000, of 3.449 people. In spite of its massive growth, it still is the smallest town in Mecklenburg County, with a density of 965.8 people per square mile. Pineville is easily accessible, either through car or taxi. You can also use public transport and take the Charlotte Lynx train that commutes between Uptown Charlotte and UNC Charlotte and Pineville.
One thing the city is well-known for is that it is the birthplace of James Knox Polk, the 11th president of the United States, between 1845 and 1849, and former Speaker of the House of Representatives as well as Governor of Tennessee. Considered by many one of the most effective pre-Civil War era presidents, Polk was born as the 10th child of a family of farmers, in a log cabin in Pineville. The cabin no longer exists. However, an original cottage dating back from that era has been placed there as a symbol of the former president’s birthplace.
Source: Wikipedia, Wikivoyage