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Health & Medical

Five hospitals are located within a short distance of the City of Cherryville with all offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. The Gaston County Health Department and private physicians also offer complete health services to local residents. Health care counseling is available from the Agricultural Extension Services in nearby Dallas. For emergency care and transport, the Gaston Emergency Medical Services, the Cherryville Rescue Squad, and the Cherryville Fire Department First Responders are located in Cherryville and boast qualified staffs and modern equipment. The Cherryville area also has a number of general practitioners, dentists, and other health care professionals to serve the community.

Attractions & Points of Interest

Many recreational opportunities are found either in Cherryville or in close proximity.

Cramer Mountain Country Club, Cherryville Country Club, and Deerbrook Golf Club provide excellent golfing opportunities in the immediate area. Also nearby are some of the best courses in the South.

Crowders Mountain State Park, located about twenty minutes from Cherryville, offers deep, thick woodland, lightly rolling hills, and a marvelous climate for hiking, picnicking, wilderness camping, and nature study.

Kings Mountain State Military Park, located about thirty minutes from Cherryville, offers opportunities for hiking, boating, wilderness and RV camping, and picnicking all on the site of one of the pivotal battles of the American Revolution. A welcome center interprets the events of the Battle of King's Mountain for visitors.

Lake Norman, a man-made lake on the Catawba River approximately thirty minutes from Cherryville, offers camping, sailing, swimming, boating, skiing, fishing, and golfing. Within ten minutes are similar opportunities at Moss Lake and at Lake Wylie, to the southeast and nestled along the Catawba River.

Professional baseball by the Triple A Charlotte Knights or the Single A Hickory Crawdads is approximately 30 minutes away, while the Charlotte Coliseum, Memorial Stadium, and Bank of America Stadium offer varied sporting attractions, including the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, the NFL Carolina Panthers, and a number of major college sporting events. NASCAR racing is at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte.

Paramount's Carowinds, a major themed entertainment attraction, is an hour away.

Cultural Opportunities

Productions by the Cherryville Little Theatre are staged quarterly, and concerts are enjoyed locally. Charlotte's Owens Auditorium is a short drive away offering concerts, Broadway productions, and the ballet. The Charlotte Coliseum and the Alltel Pavilion provide a wonderful venue for concert performances by major touring musical artists.

The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum and the Cherryville Historical Museum provide venues for preserving the history of the Cherryville area, and are open to the public each week during specified days. Within the county are the Schiele Museum and Planetarium, Gaston County Historical Museum, and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

The City is also served by the Gaston County Arts Council. Residents participate in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in April and the Arts in the Park in August. The Cherryville Public Library, a part of the Gaston County Public Library System, offers over 400,000 volumes and electronic media.

Perhaps the most unique of the social and civic organizations are the New Year's Shooters, who preserve the area's German heritage by honoring the custom of beginning each year with a chant and the shooting of muskets.