In Eastern Rowan County a few miles south of Salisbury, you’ll find the small town of Faith, North Carolina. Local tradition says the town of Faith was named for a comment by newspaper writer John Thomas Wyatt, who settled on a rocky plot of land and opened a quarry. With no experience in the field, he said he was building his quarry on faith.
Faith 4th of July Celebration:
The town is best known for its annual Faith Fourth of July Celebration that began in 1946 and attracts visitors from across the state and beyond. Even former President George H.W. Bush visited the Faith Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 1992. While visiting he praised Faith’s small town virtues and even joined in the traditional Fourth of July softball game. We also like to believe that he had enjoyed an ice cold Cheerwine following the game. The annual celebration stretches over several days and is one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in North Carolina. If you don’t believe us, let’s just say to prepare for the event organizers make 4,500 pounds of barbecue, 5,000 hot dogs, 7,000 hamburgers, 5,000 ice cream cones and more.
While exploring the scenic byways of Rowan County, be sure to stop in at the Faith Soda Shop to get a feel for their local flavors and heritage. We speak on behalf of the Town of Faith when we say they can’t wait to welcome you to Rowan County!
- 1 Samuel Spencer Dr
- (704) 636-2889
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