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Rowan County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina that was formed in 1753, as part of the British Province of North Carolina. It was originally a vast territory with unlimited western boundaries, but its size was reduced to 524 sq mi after several counties were formed from Rowan County in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Gold Hill is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in southeastern Rowan County, North Carolina, United States near the Cabarrus County line. It was first listed as a CDP in the 2020 census with a population of 372.  It is situated near the Yadkin River and is served by U.S. Highway 52 and Old Beatty Ford Road.
China Grove is a city in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,434 at the 2020 census. The city is located just north of Landis and south of Salisbury. It was one of the first towns in the United States to have Rural Free Mail Delivery . The town was named for a grove of chinaberry trees planted near the depot. 
Beginning in 1959, Rockwell housed grades 1–6. In 1973, Kindergarten was added and made Rockwell a K-6 school. In 1990, Rowan County changed all of the elementary schools to K-5 and this configuration is still in place today. Library. The East Branch of the Rowan Public Library (whose main facility is in Salisbury) is located in Rockwell.
The Kerr Mill was constructed by Joseph Kerr in 1823 on his 1,500 plantation, called Oakland, between Sills and Cathey's Creeks in Rowan County, North Carolina. After Joseph's death, the mill was run by his son, Dr. Samuel Kerr. Samuel Kerr was destroyed financially by the U.S. Civil War.
Dukeville, North Carolina. Dukeville is a populated place in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. It was built as a mill village along the banks of the Yadkin River in 1926 to house plant employees of the Buck Steam Station, owned by Duke Energy. 
Kannapolis ( / kəˈnæpəlɪs /) is a city in Cabarrus and Rowan counties, in the U.S. state of North Carolina,   northwest of Concord and northeast of Charlotte and is a suburb  in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The city of Kannapolis was incorporated in 1984. The population was 53,114 at the 2020 census,  which makes Kannapolis ...