“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Charlotte center city in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

First Presbyterian Church

Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site

First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 17, 2021
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1815, town commissioners set aside this site for a church used by all denominations. It was called the Brick Church or Town Church. Its cemetery, Settlers' Cemetery, continues to be town property. Presbyterians predominated in the town and in 1841 trustees were deeded the early buildings which became First Presbyterian Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
Location. 35° 13.699′ N, 80° 50.65′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. It is in Charlotte center city. Marker is at the intersection of West Trade Street and North Church Street, on the right when traveling west on West Trade Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 188 W Trade St, 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. A different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prominent Charlotteans Buried At Settlers' Cemetery (about 400
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feet away); Settlers' Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Restoration Efforts For Settlers' Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Census Information (about 400 feet away); The War Between The States (about 400 feet away); Gold Mining (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
<i>First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina</i> image. Click for full size.
W.T. Rowland (courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society), 1908
2. First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on June 21, 2021.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide shot of the marker in context. • A photo of the church building. • Can you help?

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Jun. 8, 2023