Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
St.Peter's Episcopal Church was established as a mission in 1834 and became a parish in the episcopal diocese of North Carolina in 1844. The first church building was located on West Trade Street a few blocks from the square. The church purchased its current site on 7th and Tryon Street in 1858 and constructed a small wooden Gothic church. This building was replaced with the existing church in 1892, which was expanded in 1911 and 1998.
St.Peter's has a tradition of being a center of activity in Charlotte. In 1865, Jefferson Davis and his retreating confederate cabinet worshipped at St.Peter's following the assassination of President Lincoln, that day the church's rector preached a sermon on the great tragedy of the death of the president.
St.Peter's also has a long history of ministering to Charlotte. In 1878,The church founded St. Peter's Hospital. The church surrendered the hospital charter in 1938 and provided financial support and 30 acres of property on Morehead and Kings Drive and worked with the city of Charlotte to establish what today is know as Carolina's Medical Center. In 1888, The church formed Good Samaritan
St. Peter's is known as the "Mother Episcopal Church in Charlotte" and its clergy and members have played key roles in founding numerous Mecklenburg county Episcopal missions and churches. Please join us for worship services.
This marker was given in memory of Janet Hahn Jones and Jean Hahn Strohl.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 35° 13.772′ N, 80° 50.408′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on N Tryon St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte NC 28202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home Site of Doctor Annie Lowrie Alexander (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Annie Alexander (about Nearby History (about 300 feet away); Line of the American Retreat (about 800 feet away); Newspaperman W.J. Cash (approx. 0.2 miles away); Settlers' Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ephraim Brevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Queen Charlotte Walks In Her Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.