Historic Huntersville pic 1 Huntersville’s history goes back to the American Revolution. Originally named Craighead, the incorporated town was renamed after a prominent area landowner and businessman, Robert B. Hunter. The Town of Huntersville has recently begun a new quest to document the colorful cultural history in our area and very useful information can be found on their website. Even today, as Huntersville town employees and citizens work to acknowledge the town’s past, they are also continually evolving the vision for the future.