The Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift tandem rotor cargo helicopter, used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to provide all-weather, day-or-night assault transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment. Assault Support is its . . . — — Map (db m63713) HM
From September 26 to October 12, 1780, the Southern British Army was encamped in Charlotte. The camp totaled about 4,000 people including officers, soldiers, loyalists, laborers, sutlers, and camp followers. The encampment was a square, about 400 . . . — — Map (db m95843) HM
A few days after the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and Mecklenburg Resolves were signed, Captain James Jack was deputized to deliver the words of liberty to the North Carolina delegates at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. On . . . — — Map (db m175532) HM
The 1790 census for Mecklenburg County lists a total population of 11,439. Enslaved African-Americans were 1,608 or 14% of this number. Nonslaveholding families numbered 1,319 or 766 and slaveholding families numbered 423 or 24%. Of this 24%, 145 . . . — — Map (db m175551) HM
On this site in 1895, William Henry Belk and Dr. John M. Belk opened Charlotte's first Belk store. Their enterprise formed the foundation for the expansion of Belk throughout the Southeast, and its growth into the nation's largest privately held . . . — — Map (db m175603) HM
Following the invention of the cotton gin in 1793, Mecklenburg County became the state's largest cotton producer. With the coming of the railroads in the 1850's, Charlotte emerged as a transportation and business center. A textile boom revived the . . . — — Map (db m175518) HM
During the first half of the nineteenth century, Charlotte was the gold mining capital of the United States, and the first branch of the U.S. Mint opened here in 1837. In the latter part of the twentieth century, Charlotte became the leading banking . . . — — Map (db m175519) HM
Ephraim Brevard, raised near Charlotte, attended college in Princeton, New Jersey. He became a doctor, and later a teacher and trustee at Queen's College in Charlotte. He married Thomas Polk's daughter, Martha, and helped to write the Mecklenburg . . . — — Map (db m175599) HM
One trait of early Presbyterians in this region was their commitment to education, so that everyone could read the Bible. While many families in Mecklenburg County could not read and could not afford to educate their children, everyone who could . . . — — Map (db m175547) HM
The earliest known inhabitants of this part of the Piedmont were the Catawba Indians. Beginning in the 1750's, Scotch-Irish Presbyterians and German Lutherans followed established paths into the area. Charlotte and Mecklenburg County were named to . . . — — Map (db m175521) HM
The memory of
Revolutionary War soldier and patriot
Signer and reputed author of
the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, NC
Captain - NC
Battle of Moore' Creek Bridge - 27 February 1776
Surgeon 1st North . . . — — Map (db m175559) HM WM
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County's character today is deeply rooted in the independent mindedness of our early citizens. Settled largely by Scots-Irish Presbyterians with many Germans and some English and French, Mecklenburg was carved from the . . . — — Map (db m175528) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m175522) HM
100 years ago Fourth Ward held many Victorian houses, Charlotte's first hospital, and industries including the Charlotte Cotton Mill.
When residents left for the suburbs after WWII, Fourth Ward went into decline. But led by women of the Junior . . . — — Map (db m175568) HM
1. N. Poplar & W. 6th Street
Fourth Ward Park is a favorite feature of the neighborhood. It covers 3 acres, has a children's playground, walking trails, decorative fountains and benches for relaxing. Throughout the park you will see . . . — — Map (db m175575) HM
Established 1890 as Friendship Baptist Church
First church sanctuary was built at 429 South Brevard Street, Charlotte, NC in 1893
This monument is in recognition of 120 years of existence as of the year 2010, Dr. Clifford A. Jones, . . . — — Map (db m175499) HM
The first documented discovery of gold in the United States was in 1799 in Cabarrus County (formerly Mecklenburg) by twelve-year-old Conrad Reed. Reed Gold Mine is now a state historic site. Gold was discovered in Mecklenburg in 1802 near . . . — — Map (db m175552) HM
Site of the first independent
private hospital in North
Carolina built exclusively for
African Americans. Established
by Jane Renwick Smedberg
Wilkes of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. One of the oldest
black hospitals then in
operation in . . . — — Map (db m16793) HM
One of Charlotte's founders - 1768. Headed militia during Revolution. This house was headquarters for General Cornwallis during British occupation Sept. 26 - Oct. 12, 1780. George Washington was entertained here May 28, 1791. — — Map (db m175604) HM
You will see the hornets' nest as Mecklenburg's symbol in numerous places. Our reputation as a "hornet's nest" goes back to the Revolutionary War. On October 3, 1780, during British General Cornwallis' sixteen-day occupation of Charlotte, a . . . — — Map (db m175546) HM
On the morning of the 20th day of May, in the year 1775, the patriots of Mecklenburg County declared themselves free and independent of Great Britain by signing the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence which preceded the . . . — — Map (db m175511) HM
Philip L. Lance (1853-1926) was typical of the innovative spirit of the New South. Lance took a common Southern agricultural product, the peanut, ground it into peanut butter and used it as a filler between soda crackers. Lance's "peanut butter . . . — — Map (db m173384) HM
To the Glory of God and in memory of Lewis Thompson of Bertie County, N.C., born October 9, 1808, died December 9, 1867, and his beloved daughter Pattie Clarke Thompson born March 27, 1849, died November 2, 1867
The first and main . . . — — Map (db m175632) HM
You are standing where militia soldiers fought a delaying acting against the entire southern British army. For several months Col. William R. Davie had commanded the North Carolina militia cavalry, one of the few groups successful in keeping the . . . — — Map (db m175597) HM
In honor of those men and women who served and to those who gave their lives in Vietnam from the people of Mecklenburg County.
With this we reflect on the past share with the present and educate ourselves for the future.
President Dwight D. . . . — — Map (db m175634) HM WM
On May 20, 1775, in a log courthouse near this spot, twenty seven patriot militia leaders debated and unanimously approved resolutions declaring themselves "free and independent from Great Britain. known as the "Mecklenburg Declaration of . . . — — Map (db m173459) HM
From 1953 to 2012 this round marker was located in the middle of Trade and Tryon Street. It replaced an earlier marker dating back to at least 1909. It was relocated to this location in May 2012 so that it might be better known to the public. — — Map (db m175510) HM
Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, Mecklenburg native and widow of Confederate General T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson, lived many years on this site. Her home was a mecca for Confederate soldiers and dignitaries including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and . . . — — Map (db m92880) HM
1. St. Peter's Catholic Church, 18931 block north on S. Tryon St.
Catholics arrived in this region in sizeable numbers to help build railroads in the 1850s-70s. Note the rectory next door, a Victorian . . . — — Map (db m175500) HM
1. St. Peter's Catholic Church, 1893S. Tryon St.
Catholics arrived in this region in sizeable numbers to help build railroads in the 1850s-70s. Note the rectory next door, a Victorian townhouse with a . . . — — Map (db m175506) HM
1. The Square
Crossing of Trade St. and Tryon St.
Indian trading paths became Trade and Tryon streets when colonists created the village of Charlotte named for Britain's Queen, 1768. Statues by Raymond Kaskey . . . — — Map (db m175513) HM
1. Mayfair (now Dunhill) Hotel, 1929
Across N. Tryon St.
Louis Asbury, Charlotte's first professionally trained architect, created the high-rise Mayfair Hotel on the eve of the Great Depression.
2. Former First . . . — — Map (db m175595) HM
1. Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad, 1852
On bridge above E. Trade St.
The LYNX Blue Line follows route of the first railroad to reach into the Carolina piedmont. It made Charlotte a key trading . . . — — Map (db m175600) HM
1. Former First National Bank, 1926
S. Tryon St. east of 4th St.
Bank tower by architect Louis Asbury was tallest building in the Carolinas for decades though First National itself failed in the Depression.
2. . . . — — Map (db m175606) HM
William Nebel (1887-1971) was a third-generation hosiery knitter who immigrated from Germany to the United States. In 1929, Nebel built the Nebel Knitting Mill on this site, By the 1940s, the demand for nylon hosiery brought success to the mill. . . . — — Map (db m180713) HM
14 October 1947
30 May 2004
31 January 1970
Medal of Honor
31 Jan 1970
PFC Raymond Mike Clausen Jr
For conspicuous . . . — — Map (db m63729) WM
Pleasant Grove Methodist Church was organized in 1888 with services held under a brush arbor directly across the road, and a building placed there the
same year. it was replaced in 1908 by a building on this site. In 1947 a third structure was . . . — — Map (db m180605) HM
Charlotte's growth in the late 19th century led to an increasing need for new places of worship. Dr. Thomas Henderson Pritchard (1832-1896), a native Charlottean, president of Wake Forest University and a widely respected pastor of southern churches . . . — — Map (db m173386) HM
Colonel Thomas Polk (1732-1793), the great uncle of President James K. Polk, was one of Mecklenburg's first commissioners, a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1786, and in 1791 hosted . . . — — Map (db m175555) HM
In 1761, colonial Americans were fascinated by the royal wedding of England's King George III to a 17 year-old German princess, Charlotte Sophia of the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Settlers here were rebellious toward the king and his agents . . . — — Map (db m175598) HM
For over 50 years at 431 South Tryon Street, Ratcliffe's Florists sold flowers in this Mediterranean Revival style shop designed by architect William Peeps, a native of England. Built in 1929, preserved and relocated by Wachovia Corporation in 2002 . . . — — Map (db m175503) HM
This historic neon sign hung above the entrance to the Ratcliffe's Florist Shop. The building was constructed on this site in 1929, and later restored and relocated to a site 75 feet north. — — Map (db m175501) HM
RCA Victor used the upstairs offices of the Southern Radio Corporation as field studios for country, blues, and gospel recordings 1931-31. Bill Monroe, father of the "Bluegrass" musical style, began his recording career here February 17, 1936. — — Map (db m175608) HM
Settlers' Cemetery is of the great historic significance because it is the oldest municipal cemetery in Charlotte. With surviving gravestones from 1775 - 1884, it is the resting place for many of Mecklenburg County's founding families and . . . — — Map (db m175557) HM
On the second block from The Square, occupying nearly a full city block, the old Settlers' Cemetery where you stand lies quietly in the heart of uptown Charlotte. Even though it is across Fifth Street from First Presbyterian Church, it was never . . . — — Map (db m175554) HM
Charlotte was established in 1768 by settlers who were, for the most part, Scots-Irish Presbyterians. In the first quarter of the nineteenth century, a church was built in "town" to be used by all denominations. Presbyterian minister John Thomson . . . — — Map (db m175561) HM
In honour of
the trustees of
John Simpson . . . — — Map (db m175508) HM
First tax supported college in Carolinas. Charter denied by King George III in 1782. Continued to operate as Queen's Museum and later as Liberty Hall Academy. Was an infirmary for British troops during Cornwallis occupation of Charlotte 1780. The . . . — — Map (db m175509) HM
For assay and coinage of local gold during the Carolinas gold rush, the first gold discovered in America. William Strickland designed the building. In 1936 the Mint was moved to the Eastover area to become The Mint Museum of Art. — — Map (db m92882) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m16827) HM
Charlotte was the home of North Carolina's first civilian hospital, St. Peters, established in 1876. Also, the state's first degree-granting medical college, North Carolina Medical College, opened in the town of Davidson in 1892 and was located in . . . — — Map (db m175517) HM
The Presbyterian congregation was organized before 1760 by Scots-Irish settlers. Robert Henry, the first permanent pastor, arrived in 1766. Rev. James McRee served from 1778 to 1797. Sugar Creek was the first Presbyterian church in the region, . . . — — Map (db m109845) HM
Noted African-American businessman and civic leader Thaddeus (Thad) Lincoln Tate contributed significantly to the betterment of the Charlotte community in the early to mid-20th century.
From the 1890s to the 1940s, Mr. Tate owned the Uptown . . . — — Map (db m126031) HM
This site was, in part, formerly the location of three tenement houses known as Fox's Row. In 1892 Mr. Edgar M. Andrews, an undertaker and furniture/piano merchant, purchased the land and built this Queen Anne style home. In March of 1895 Mr. Andrew . . . — — Map (db m175565) HM
After the fall of Charleston, SC, and the disastrous defeat at Camden, the British began to march inland to Charlotte. The only men left to defend Charlotte was a group of militia. Just before noon on September 26, 1780, the British entered . . . — — Map (db m175535) HM
Imagine this land in 1701 as John Lawson described it: " adorn'd with pleasant Meadows, Rivers, Mountains, Valleys, Hills, and rich Pastures, and blessed with wholesome pur Air especially a little backwards from the Sea."
A towering . . . — — Map (db m175526) HM
Native Americans have occupied this part of the Catawba River Valley for more than 10,000 years. First came the Paleo Indian hunters following big game and spreading their Ice Age culture south. Later, Archaic Indian peoples adapted to climate . . . — — Map (db m175525) HM
The Scots-Irish Presbyterians who first came to Mecklenburg County began to hold religious services in brush arbors until log churches could be built. Their family and social lives centered around their churches and personal faith. Before the . . . — — Map (db m175544) HM
Built in 1924, owned by C.W. Johnston originally housed offices of prominent textile companies, a cotton exchange and the office of former Governor-U.S. Senator Cameron Morrison. Earlier on this site was the Charlotte office of J.B. Duke. — — Map (db m175621) HM
The Latta Arcade, a project of Edward Dilworth Latta's mercantile Development Company, opened in 1915. Designed by Charlotte architect William Peeps, this magnificent Art Deco complex housed the offices of the Charlotte Consolidated Construction . . . — — Map (db m175623) HM
On May 20, 1775, the citizens of Mecklenburg County declared themselves free from the rule of Great Britain by adopting the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Each militia unit sent two representatives to the courthouse in Charlotte on May . . . — — Map (db m175530) HM
The first European settlers began coming to this area in the 1740's when North Carolina was a British colony. In 1762, with 777 "taxables" (adult males over twelve years of age) Mecklenburg County was created from Anson County. In an attempt by . . . — — Map (db m175529) HM
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