CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Historic Preservation Commission will conduct the “South of Catawba” guided walking tour at 10 a.m. Dec. 1.

The front of Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., is the starting point for the tour, which is approximately 1.25 miles long.

Learn about when and how the town was incorporated, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, local historic landmark designations, Olde Mill Village, Gem Yarn Mill, Cotton Gin, the history of Cornelius Elementary and other sites of interest.

The tour will last approximately 1and a half - 2 hours.

Stay after the tour to enjoy the 30th Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade, which begins at 1 p.m.

Contact Becky Partin with the Cornelius Planning Department at or 704-896-2461 with any questions.