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Block along Main Circle, now part of Lindy's Furniture
"Growing a Newly Formed Town on the Dreams and the Heritage of its Past"
Location in North Carolina
|• Total||4.99 sq mi (12.93 km2)|
|• Land||4.99 sq mi (12.93 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||329.46/sq mi (127.19/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1019758|
The first settler on record in the area was William Lewis Connelly, a colonel in the North Carolina militia, for whom the town was named. In 1838, Colonel Connelly built a log home and operated a way station where fresh horses could be made available for the stagecoach line that ran from Salisbury to Asheville. He also took in boarders who were looking to spend a night during a long journey. During this time, a settlement grew up around the way station, which was then known as Happy Home, and a post office was established.
In 1885, the area was found to have a mineral spring, thought to be beneficial in healing a large number of diseases. Mrs. Elmira Connelly opened her spring to others, and before long people were arriving by horse and wagon, and by train, to cart water away in five-gallon demijohns. The popularity of Mrs. Connelly's mineral spring led to the construction of the Connelly Mineral Springs Hotel, a 50-room hotel that was built along the railroad tracks, and near the mineral spring discovered by Mrs. Connelly. As the town grew, it became known as Connelly Springs, and was incorporated as such on May 4, 1920.
Connelly Springs is located in eastern Burke County at Catawba River. Interstate 40 forms part of the southern boundary of the town and leads east 10 miles (16 km) to Hickory and west 10 miles (16 km) to Morganton. U.S. Route 70 is the main local road through the town.(35.744515, -81.503738). It is bordered to the west by the town of Rutherford College and to the north by Rhodhiss Lake on the
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||38||2.49%|
|Hispanic or Latino||81||5.3%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,529 people, 727 households, and 473 families residing in the town.
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