Welcome to Cornelius - a small community of 12,000 residents located just 10 miles northeast of Charlotte, NC. Come see our quaint shops and local hidden gems. It's easy to get around town with our convenient location off of I-77/Hwy 73 near the intersection of Harris Boulevard and North Carolina 52. The town is full of history, with notable landmarks such as Waffle House being one of the first restaurants to open outside of Atlanta! History runs deep in Cornelius - many believe that George Washington once stayed at one of our local bed & breakfast locations!