The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

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Conover, North Carolina

Conover NC is located in the foothills of Western North Carolina, in Catawba County, and is a small town that offers historic charm, access to excellent recreational opportunities, entertainment and shopping, especially if you are in the market for furniture. Historically, Conover was home to a number of important furniture manufacturers includinCatawba County Sealg the former Conover Furniture Company. The origin of the name Conover is uncertain but it is known the city was charted in 1876 and incorporated in 1877. Conover was also home at one time to Concordia College, an institution of higher education that trained Lutheran ministers. The college closed in 1935 after the college buildings were destroyed by fire. Today the city has several large industrial parks which make Conover one of the main employment bases in Catawba County, and daytime residency, because of this, is over 20,000.  

    Conover has eight neighborhood parks, the most centrally located is the Downtown Park located on 2nd Avenue NE just across from both the city hall and the police department. This great little park is the geographical and cultural heart of Conover, and is home to a large gazebo that has become the unofficial symbol of the town. Along with the gazebo, the park also contains walking trails, benches, picnic tables and play equipment for children. Another of the town's outstanding parks is Hunsucker Park. This 1.13 acre park has playground equipment, including a slide, merry-go-round and other recreational equipment.

 

Resources
City Website: 
Conover: City Hall, 101 First Street East, Conover NC 28613; 828-464-1191
City Facebook Website:  Conover
Location:
Foothills, 1 hour and 15 minutes east of Asheville
County: Catawba County
: County Offices, 100-A South West Boulevard, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-8201
Elevation & Population:
1,060 feet, 7,500+
County Visitor/Welcome Center:
Catawba County Visitor Information Center, 1055 Southgate Corporation Park SW, Hickory NC 28602; 828-328-6111
County Chamber of Commerce:
Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, 1055 Southgate Corporation Park SW, Hickory NC 28602; 828-328-6111
Newspapers
: The Claremont Courier, 3283 White Oak Court, Claremont NC 28610; 828-320-8450 and the Hickory Daily Record, 1100 Park Place, Hickory NC 28603; 828-322-4510
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Carmike 14, 2000 SE Catawba Valley Boulevard, Hickory NC 28603; 828-304-0004 and Carolina Theater, 221 1st Avenue NW, Hickory NC 28601; 828-322-7210
High Schools: Newton-Conover High School 338 West 15th Street, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-0920 and Newton-Conover Science High School, 605 North Ashe Avenue, Newton NC 28658; 828-464-3191
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory NC 28601; 828-328-1741 and Catawba Valley Community College, 2550 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory NC 28602; 828-327-7000
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Frye Regional Medical Center, 420 North Center Street, Hickory NC 28601; 828-315-5000 and Catawba Valley Medical Center, 810 Fairgrove Church Road SE, Hickory NC 28602; 828-326-3000
Area Major Festivals: Catawba Valley Pottery Festival (March)
Area Natural Attractions:  
Pisgah National Forest, South Mountains State Park

Area Cultural Attractions:
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge Catawba County Museum of History, Catawba Science Center, Harper House/Hickory History Center, Hickory Furniture Mart, Hickory Motor Speedway,  Hickory Museum of Art, Hiddenite Center, Historic Murray's Mill


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Fine Dining in Western North Carolina

Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Shoney's: (American) 3352 15th Avenue Boulevard SE, Conover NC 28613; 828-464-5420

Overseas & Exotic
Dos Amigos: (Mexican) 1222 Conover Boulevard W, Conover NC 28613; 828-466-1920
Harbor Inn Seafood: (Seafood) 1607 Fairgrove Church Road (LaQuinta), Conover NC 28613; 828-465-6641
Nagano Japanese Restaurant: (Japanese) 1226 Conover Boulevard, Conover NC 28613; 828-466-7770


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Accommodations
Resorts
Rock Barn Golf & Spa: (Resort) 3791 Clubhouse Drive, Conover NC 28613; 828-459-1125

Motels
Days Inn: (Motel) 1710 Fairgrove Church Road, Conover NC 28613; 828-465-2378
Holiday Inn Express & Suites: (Motel) 104 10th NW, Conover NC 28613; 828-465-7070
La Quinta Inn & Suites: (Motel) 1607 Fairgrove Church Road, Conover NC 28613; 800-753-3757

Campgrounds
Lake Hickory RV Resort: (RV Campground) 6641 Monford Drive, Conover NC 28613; 828-256-4303

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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