Cramerton, North Carolina
Stuart Cramer built the “model mill village,” originally naming it Mayworth, but it is now known as Cramerton. He design one third of the mills in the South during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and invented the Cramer System of Air Conditioning for mills.
Directly through the town ran the Southern Railroad, connecting Charlotte with Atlanta.
In 1917, he built a summer home that was known as Maymont on Cramer Mountain. Presidents Herbert Hoover and Dwight Eisenhower attended parties in this house.
On Goat Island, Cramer built the town’s first golf course and in 1927 he built the Cramerton Golf Club. The 30-acre island has now been transformed into a park that offers activities such as: fishing, canoeing, disc golf or simply walking on the trails.
All Cramer family ownings were sold to Burlington Industries in 1946.
The town’s main spotlight is the Cramer Mountain Club. The club offers family oriented amenities such as: a pool, tennis courts, golf course, playground areas and a clubhouse that includes a fitness facility.
Only about 25 minutes away from uptown Charlotte and about 20 minutes away from Gastonia, Cramerton is the perfect location for small town lovers while still being able to experience the city life.