Cornelius is a fast growing town of 25,000 that is north of Charlotte. Although it is used as suburb to that city, many people live here, either to work or for retirement. The population doubled between 2000 and 2010. Cornelius is located beside Lake Norman in Mecklenburg County. Photo of Cornelius Branch Library courtesy of Wikipedia and Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County; photo of Lake Norman in Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius, North Carolina, the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina, courtesy of Wikipedia and Dough4872.