Cherryville is a small city in northwestern Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 5,361 at the 2000 census. The New Year's Shooters celebrate the area's German heritage by beginning each year with a customery chant and the honorary shooting of muskets. Cherryville is located approximately 30 miles west of Charlotte and 13 miles northwest of Gastonia.More
Cherryville's largest employers include, a manufacturer of primarily automotive parts, including bearings, valve seats, and small structural parts, employing 220 people, and, a manufacturer of sofas, chairs, and recliners employing 187 people. Other manufacturing companies include, manufacturing pre-fabricated modular homes, and, manufacturing an assortment of polyurethane products including rollers, bumpers, and gears.
The largest among non-manufacturing employers are in the governmental, institutional, and construction sectors. The public school system employs 200 people locally, while the government offices of the City of Cherryville employ 90 people. Rutherford Electric Membership Cooperative employs 186 people. Beam Construction Company employs 150 people. Carolina Care Center and Century Care, convalescent facilities, employ 120 and 70 people, respectively.More
Public schools in Cherryville are part of the Gaston County Schools public school system. They include:
, grades K-3,More