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The LandTrust for Central North Carolina purchased land in December of 1999 that allowed Catawba College to create a wildlife refuge. The property was the largest undeveloped tract of land in Rowan County under permanent conservation easement. The LandTrust, which purchased 300 acres, gave the land to Catawba, and the college, in return, agreed to a conservation easement which protects the land’s natural value. Located seven miles north of Catawba on Highway 601, the land occupies the area at the confluence of Second Creek and the South Yadkin River. The Catawba College South Yadkin Wildlife Refuge provides a learning environment for Catawba students in the fields of wildlife management and land conservation.
Salisbury, NC 28144
The city of Salisbury has a rich heritage of fine architecture dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Both domestic and commercial buildings from a variety of stylistic periods contribute to the distinctive character of the city’s downtown and adjacent historic neighborhoods.
The city has taken a progressive approach to identifying and preserving these historic resources. The first local historic district, West Square, was delineated in October of 1975. Since then, there have been four other local historic districts identified in Salisbury. Within these local districts, the Historic Preservation Commission implements the city’s historic preservation zoning codes.
In addition to the five local districts, there are ten historic districts individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Buildings in a National Register historic district are eligible for a variety of grants and incentives intended to promote the protection and rehabilitation of historic structures.
217 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145-0479