Town of Cornelius

Cornelius was established in 1905 and originated as a mill and farm community. Originally incorporated as ‘Liverpool', the town's name was changed to Cornelius to honor Joseph Benjamin Cornelius. When Lake Norman was formed, Cornelius added 54 miles of shoreline. Today, Cornelius is a laid-back town offering unique attractions, restaurantslakeside parks and shopping.

Community Links & Events:
Featured Travel Articles Courtesy of Visit Lake Norman:
  • NC Spin TV, Carolina Community featuring Lake Norman (2009)
  • NC Spin TV, Carolina Community featuring Cornelius (2008)
Town of Cornelius' Visit Lake Norman (VLN) Board of Directors Representation:
  • VLN Board of Directors' town representative is appointed by the town Mayor for each Fiscal Year (July 1 - June 30), and serves a one-year term.
  • Visit Lake Norman sends bi-monthly reports to the VLN Board of Director representative. 
  •  If you have questions, please email Commissioner Jim Duke.
Jim DukeCornelius Advisory Boards & Commissions with Visit Lake Norman (VLN) Representation and/or Participation:
  • Town of Cornelius PARC Advisory Board Commissioner - Member Seat:  Travis Dancy, Director of Sales
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