Catawba – Catawba is a small town located on the northernmost west side of Lake Norman. It is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area, and as with the county, the name recalls the Catawba people, the indigenous people who once inhabited the area. A rural area with great lakefront communities, open land and great accessibility to Statesville, Hickory, & Mooresville, Catawba is perfect for those who enjoy the country life but want to be close to it all.