Waxhaw, North Carolina

Waxhaw, North Carolina is a town located in Union County, North Carolina. The population was 9,859 according to the 2010 Census.[1]

Waxhaw, North Carolina is located at 34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.928201, -80.744835).[4] Daune Gardner is the current mayor of the Town of Waxhaw.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.54 square miles (29.9 km2).Waxhaw is located north of Lancaster, South Carolina and lies about twelve miles south of the Charlotte city limit.

Waxhaw is located in the historic region called the Waxhaws and named after the indigenous Native American tribe that lived there prior to colonial settlement. Waxhaw is in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, which is a wooded area with rolling hills. This region is where gold was first discovered in the United States. The Howie Gold Mine is not far from the city limits.

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This article is about city. For Native American people, see Waxhaw tribe.
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Waxhaw, North Carolina

Downtown Waxhaw
Motto: “Proud of Our Past. Passionate About Our Future.”
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Location of Waxhaw, North Carolina
Coordinates: Waxhaw, North Carolina34°55′42″N 80°44′41″WCoordinates: Waxhaw, North Carolina34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Union
 • Mayor Daune Gardner
 • Total 11.54 sq mi (29.9 km2)
 • Land 11.54 sq mi (29.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 686 ft (209 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 9,859
 • Density 854.0/sq mi (329.95/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28173
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-71460[2]
GNIS feature ID 0996880[3]
Website waxhaw.com