Concord is located in Cabarrus County
(of which it is the county seat) between Charlotte
along US Highway 29 near Kannapolis
, Mount Pleasant
, and UNC Charlotte
Concord's history dates back over 200 years. In the late 1700's, the German and Scotch-Irish settlements disagreed on where the county seat of the newly formed Cabarrus County should be located. A new city was founded in 1796, and was named Concord, meaning "harmony," to reflect the spirit in which the issue was settled.