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Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of the U.S. Branch Mint

1837-61, 1867-1913

 
 
Site of the U.S. Branch Mint Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, October 13, 2015
1. Site of the U.S. Branch Mint Marker
Inscription. For assay and coinage of local gold during the Carolinas gold rush, the first gold discovered in America. William Strickland designed the building. In 1936 the Mint was moved to the Eastover area to become The Mint Museum of Art.
 
Location. 35° 13.791′ N, 80° 50.777′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on West Trade Street east of South Graham Street (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 W Trade St, Charlotte NC 28202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Branch U.S. Mint (here, next to this marker); Mrs. "Stonewall Jackson" 1831-1915 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Romare Bearden (approx. mile away); Mecklenburg Resolves (approx. mile away); Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death (approx. mile away); The Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet (approx. 0.3 miles away); British Encampment, 1780 (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlotte.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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