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Huntersville is a large suburban town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. A part of the Charlotte metropolitan area, the population was 46,773 at the 2010 census, and had increased to 52,704 according to the 2015 census annual estimate, making Huntersville the 17th largest municipality in North Carolina. It is located about 12 miles north of uptown Charlotte although it takes an hour or more to get there via I-77. It is thought that the town derives its name from the Rev. Humphrey Hunter, a minister at Steele Creek and Unity Presbyterian Churches and a local Revolutionary War hero. Others debate that it is either named for Robert B. Hunter, a local cotton farmer, or the generous and kind grade-school teacher Elizabeth Hunter and her husband, Travis Hunter, the town's first Crossing Guard.Geography and the governmentHuntersville is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total non-contiguous area of 31.2sqmi, of which, 31.1sqmi of it is land and 0.03% is water.The town is governed by an elected Mayor and a Board of Commissioners and elections are officially conducted on a non-partisan basis. Elections are held every two years with the Mayor and Commissioners being elected separately. There is no primary election for either Mayor or the Board of Commissioners. Voters are allowed to vote for up to six Commissioner candidates and the six candidates receiving the highest number of votes are elected.The current Mayor and Town Board after the November 3, 2015 election: Mayor John Aneralla; Commissioners Danny Phillips, Mark Gibbons, Rob Kidwell, Dan Boone, Charles Guignard, and Melinda Bales. Danny Phillips received the highest number of votes with 2,563.Take a peek at our international travel planner: Huntersville and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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