Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
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 Hospital, one of the Nation's first hospitals for African Americans, which operated until 1961 on the site of Panthers Stadium. In 1979 the church founded St.Peter's soup kitchen, which moved from the church's
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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mecklenburg Resolves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cabinet (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mrs. "Stonewall Jackson" 1831-1915 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death (approx. 0.3 miles away); Branch U.S. Mint (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the U.S. Branch Mint (approx. 0.3 miles away); British Encampment, 1780 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
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