Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Memorial to Lieut. Col. George Locke
Revolutionary War Hero Lieut. Col. George Locke
Erected 1911 by Mecklenburg DAR.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 35° 17′ N, 80° 45.88′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on North Tryon Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte NC 28269, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Cabinet (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mecklenburg Resolves (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mrs. "Stonewall Jackson" 1831-1915 (approx. 5.9 miles away); Branch U.S. Mint (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of the U.S. Branch Mint (approx. 5.9 miles away); Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death (approx. 6 miles away); British Encampment, 1780 (approx. 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.
Also see . . . Monument honors University City's Revolutionary hero - Lake Norman News. (Submitted on July 19, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Tarleton victim
Categories. • Heroes • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2013, by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 437 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on July 12, 2013, by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.