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

Memorial to Lieut. Col. George Locke

Revolutionary War Hero Lieut. Col. George Locke

Memorial to Lieut. Col. George Locke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Daoust, July 12, 2013
1. Memorial to Lieut. Col. George Locke Marker
Inscription.  Lieut. Col. George Locke, killed by Tarleton's Dragoons, Sept. 26, 1780, Mecklenburg Chapter D.A.R. 1911
Erected 1911 by Mecklenburg DAR.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
Location. 35° 17′ N, 80° 45.88′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. It is in Hidden Valley. Memorial is on North Tryon Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2509 April Liu Ln, Charlotte NC 28269, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major Joseph Graham (approx. 2.4 miles away); University of N.C. at Charlotte (approx. 2.4 miles away); "War of Sugar Creek" (approx. 2½ miles away); Hezekiah Alexander House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Confederate Cabinet (approx. 5.4 miles away); Newspaperman W.J. Cash (approx. 5½ miles away); Sloan Davidson House (approx. 5.6 miles away); Annie Alexander (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
More about this marker. The monument is an 8 ft. cairn (pile of rocks) with a simple plaque embedded into it. It is clearly visible from the nearby roads. George Locke was a patriot, opposing British rule in America. British officer Banastre Tarleton hacked the 16 year old Locke to death. Locke left a wife and small daughter behind.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2013, by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 12, 2013, by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 28, 2023