Harrisburg, North Carolina

Founded by Scots-Irish settlers whose decedents still live here, Harrisburg lies in the southwestern part of Cabarrus County. The town is home to the U.S. Legend Cars International, the largest manufacturer of race cars in the world. An old slice of Americana still exists, as the town hosts one of the largest 4th of July parades in the region, bringing in more than 50,000 visitors.