Directions

From Statesville or I-40 Heading South Toward Huntersville:
Take I-77 South to Exit #25. (Huntersville) and turn RIGHT. (This is Highway #73).
Go West on HWY #73 approximately 3 miles passing the Birkdale Village area.
Turn LEFT on Beatties Ford Road. (Exxon gas station is on your left as you turn.
Follow Beatties Ford Road approximately 3 miles passing Bradley Middle School
on your right.
Continue approximately 1 mile and turn RIGHT onto NECK ROAD. Note the
Historical Rock Column and the Rural Hill sign.
Drive on Neck Road for approximately 2 miles, crossing McDowell Creek Bridge.
Rural Hill is located on the RIGHT side just past the McDowell Creek
Water Treatment Plant.
Turn RIGHT into the SECOND ENTRANCE.

From Charlotte Heading North Toward Huntersville:
Go North on I-77 to Exit #16B. (Sunset Road).
Go to the 2nd Stop Light and turn right onto Beatties Ford Rd.
Follow the Beatties Ford Rd approximately 6 miles. You will pass Hopewell High School which will be located on your right.
Continue approximately ¼ mile and turn LEFT onto NECK ROAD. Note the Historical Rock Column and the Rural Hill sign.
Drive on Neck Road for approximately 2 miles, crossing McDowell Creek Bridge.
Rural Hill is located on the RIGHT side just past the McDowell Creek Water Treatment Plant.
Turn RIGHT into the SECOND ENTRANCE.

From Harris Blvd toward Northlake Mall:
Follow Harris Blvd. across I-77 approximately 1 mile until you come to a Traffic light which will be Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road.
Turn LEFT, onto Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road and travel approximately 1 mile to Beatties Ford Road.
Turn RIGHT onto Beatties Ford Road and drive NORTH approximately 3 miles.
You will pass Hopewell High School located on your Right.
Continue approximately ¼ mile and turn LEFT onto NECK ROAD. Note the Historical Rock Column and the Rural Hill sign.
Drive on Neck Road for approximately 2 miles, crossing McDowell Creek Bridge.
Rural Hill is located on the RIGHT side just past the McDowell Creek Water Treatment Plant.
Turn RIGHT into the SECOND ENTRANCE.

From I-85 Heading South Toward Huntersville:
Take Exit #55 (Huntersville). And turn RIGHT onto Highway #73/Davidson Highway.
Go West on HWY #73 approximately 16 miles passing over I-77.
Turn LEFT on Beatties Ford Road. (Exxon gas station is on your LEFT as you turn).
Follow Beatties Ford Road approximately 3 miles passing Bradley Middle School on your right.
Continue approximately 1 mile and turn RIGHT onto NECK ROAD. Note the Historical Rock Column and the Rural Hill sign.
Drive on Neck Road for approximately 2 miles, crossing McDowell Creek Bridge.
Rural Hill is located on the RIGHT side just past the McDowell Creek Water Treatment Plant.
Turn RIGHT into the SECOND ENTRANCE .

Contact

For facilities rental call Lauren Petervary at 704 875 3113 or email Lauren@ruralhill.net.
For general inquiry call the office at 704 875 3113.

History

In 1761 John Davidson, a blacksmith and American born son to Scottish immigrants married Violet Wilson, daughter of the wealthy Samuel Wilson. John lived with his bride for 4 years on a small piece of property before selling it and purchasing 250 acres from his father and law near McDowell Creek. That land would go on to be known throughout the area as Rural Hill. John would quickly move up the ranks of Mecklenburg County society, serving as a Justice of the Peace, Mecklenburg County Delegate to the North Carolina Assembly, Second Major in the county militia, and signer of the Mecklenburg County Declaration of Independence, which predated the American declaration by a year.

After serving in the Revolutionary War, John returned home to Rural Hill and began to prosper financially through various real estate deals and an increasingly large plantation’s sales. By 1780 John had made enough money to move his family from their humble log cabin and into the newly constructed Rural Hill Mansion, whose ruins still remain on site today (the home burned to the ground in 1878.)

Throughout the next 200 years Rural Hill transitioned from one of the largest and most prosperous plantations in Mecklenburg county to a small family farm. In 1989, after 5 generations of continuous Davidson ownership the land was sold to Mecklenburg County by the last surviving direct descendents of John Davidson. Historic Rural Hill Inc., a non-profit organization, now manages the property in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation through the terms of a long term lease. In 2011 Ms. May Davidson, the last direct descendent of John Davidson passed on and left Historic Rural Hill with the financial ability to construct the Rural Hill Cultural Center and May Davidson Hall. It is our hope that you will find the site more than suitable to your needs, and will appreciate the ongoing 250 years of history that your event is now a part of.

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In addition to providing a beautiful site for your special event, Historic Rural Hill is also the home to a world of educational and cultural programming, a working farm, and the home to several annual events, including the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games, the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival, the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze, the Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival, and more! For more information on these events and the every day happenings at our special place please visit Rural Hill’s main website, www.RuralHill.net, or give us a call Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm at 704 875 3113.