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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Mecklenburg County, NC (143) Cabarrus County, NC (46) Gaston County, NC (42) Iredell County, NC (26) Lincoln County, NC (37) Union County, NC (25) Lancaster County, SC (56) York County, SC (146)  MecklenburgCounty(143) Mecklenburg County (143)  CabarrusCounty(46) Cabarrus County (46)  GastonCounty(42) Gaston County (42)  IredellCounty(26) Iredell County (26)  LincolnCounty(37) Lincoln County (37)  UnionCounty(25) Union County (25)  LancasterCountySouth Carolina(56) Lancaster County (56)  YorkCounty(146) York County (146)
Charlotte is the county seat for Mecklenburg County
Adjacent to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
      Cabarrus County (46)  
      Gaston County (42)  
      Iredell County (26)  
      Lincoln County (37)  
      Union County (25)  
      Lancaster County, South Carolina (56)  
      York County, South Carolina (146)  
 
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1North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Ashley Park — Camp Greene — July 12, 1917 - June 30, 1919
On Wilkinson Boulevard (U.S. 74) at Monument Street, on the right when traveling west on Wilkinson Boulevard.
. . . Map (db m125903) WM
2North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Ashley Park — L-25 — Camp Greene
On West Morehead Street (U.S. 29) north of Arty Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
World War I training camp operated here on 6,000 acres, 1917-1919. Named for Revolutionary War Gen. Nat'l Greene.Map (db m106220) HM
3North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-116 — Annie Alexander — 1864-1929
On North Tryon Street, 0.1 miles east of 7th Street, on the right when traveling east.
First female physician licensed in N.C., 1885. Acting assistant surgeon at Camp Greene during WWI. Office was here.Map (db m173084) HM
4North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-18 — Battle of Charlotte
On S. Tryon Street, 0 miles south of Trade Street, on the right when traveling north.
Cornwallis's army captured Charlotte after a fight here with Davie's troops, Sept. 26, 1780.Map (db m125662) HM
5North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-5 — Branch U.S. Mint
On West Trade Street east of South Graham Street (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling east.
Stood a few feet southwest. Operated 1837-61, 1867-1913. Razed, 1933, and rebuilt as art museum three miles east.Map (db m92881) HM
6North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — 3 — British Encampment, 1780
Near South Tyron Street north of East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
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7North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Captain James Jack's Ride
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
8North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Census Information
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
9North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Charlotte's First Belk Store
On East Trade Street just east of South Tryon Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
10North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-3 — Confederate Cabinet
On North Tyron Street at East 11th Street on North Tyron Street.
With President Davis held last full meetings April 22-26, 1865 in a house which was located here.Map (db m16818) HM
11North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-56 — Confederate Navy Yard
On E. Trade Street, 0.2 miles east of Tryon Street, on the right when traveling west.
Established here 1862 following its removal from Portsmouth, Va. Produced ordnance for the Confederate Navy.Map (db m125678) HM
12North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Cotton
On South Tryon Street at West Trade Street, on the right when traveling south on South Tryon Street.
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
13North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Currency
On South Tryon Street at West Trade Street, on the right when traveling south on South Tryon Street.
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
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14North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Dr. Ephraim Brevard Lived Near Here In 1775
On East Trade Street at North College Street, on the right when traveling west on East Trade Street.
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
15North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Early Education
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
16North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Early Settlers
On South Tryon Street at West Trade Street, on the right when traveling south on South Tryon Street.
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
17North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Ephraim Brevard
Near West 5th Street at North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
The memory of Revolutionary War soldier and patriot Ephraim Brevard 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
18North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Establishing A New Life
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
19North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — First Presbyterian Church — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
On West Trade Street at North Church Street, on the right when traveling west on West Trade Street.
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
20North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — First Presbyterian Church
On West Trade Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
Town Church erected 1819. First Presbyterian Church organized 1832. Property purchased by Presbyterians 1841. This building embodies a part of the building erected 1857.
For God so loved the world that He gave his . . . Map (db m175523) HM
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21North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Fourth Ward
On West 6th Street at North Poplar Street, on the right when traveling west on West 6th Street.
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
22North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Fourth Ward Historic District — Neighborhood Area Map & House Listing
On West 6th Street at North Poplar Street, on the right when traveling west on West 6th Street. Reported unreadable.
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
23North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
On South Brevard Street, 0.1 miles south of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the left when traveling south.
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
24North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Gold Mining
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
25North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Good Samaritan Hospital — (1891-1961)
On S Graham St.
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
26North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Home of Col. Thomas Polk — Surveyor and State Legislator — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site —
On North Tryon Street at West Trade Street, on the right when traveling south on North Tryon Street.
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
27North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Home Site of Doctor Annie Lowrie Alexander — 1864 - 1929 — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site —
On West 7th Street just east of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
First licensed woman doctor to practice medicine south of the Potomac River, Annie Lowrie Alexander saw patients during her forty-year practice.Map (db m175582) HM
28North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Hornets' Nest
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street.
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
29North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — In Memory of George Davis, Attorney General of the Confederate States of America
On East Trade Street at North Caldwell Street, on the right when traveling west on East Trade Street.
His family occupied the house on this site for several months during the War Between the States, Mrs. Davis Dying here in September, 1863Map (db m175601) HM
30North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Independence Square
On East Trade Street at South Tryon Street, on the right when traveling east on East Trade Street.
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
31North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-43 — J. P. Caldwell
On S Tryon St. at Stonewall St. on S Tryon St..
Editor of Statesville "Landmark" (1880-92), Charlotte "Observer" (1892-1909). His home stood at this point.Map (db m16794) HM
32North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-31 — Jefferson Davis
On North Caldwell Street at East Trade Street, on the right when traveling north on North Caldwell Street.
Confederate President Davis, moving south after Lee's surrender, spent April 19-26, 1865, lodging in house which stood in this vicinity.Map (db m175602) HM
33North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death
Near 4th Street at South Tryon Street, on the right when traveling south.
Jefferson Davis was standing here when informed of Lincoln's death April 18, 1865Map (db m39827) HM
34North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Line of the American Retreat — Battle of Charlotte, September 26, 1780
On West 5th Street at North Tryon Street, on the left when traveling east on West 5th Street.
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
35North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
Near South Tryon Street at East Trade Street.
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
36North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence — May 20 1775 — Battle of Charlotte, Sept. 26, 1780 —
On South Tryon Street just south of East Trade Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
37North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-115 — Mecklenburg Resolves
On North Tyron Street at West Trade Street, on the left when traveling north on North Tyron Street.
Bold set of anti-British resolutions, adopted on May 31, 1775, in meeting 50 yds., S.W. organized by Thomas Polk, fired spirit of independence.Map (db m95844) HM
38North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Mike McCormack
On S Graham Street (State Highway 49) near S. Mint Street (U.S. 29).
Counselor and Friend President of Carolina Panthers 1994-1997 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee 1984 Cleveland Browns 1954-1962Map (db m16791) HM
39North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Mrs. "Stonewall Jackson" 1831-1915 — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
Near West Trade Street at South Polar Street.
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
40North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-109 — N. C. League of Municipalities
On S Tryon St. near Wachovia Center.
Founded 1908 to promote sound civic management; Progressive era reform. First meeting held here attended by delegates from across the state.Map (db m16795) HM
41North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-19 — Nathanael Greene — 1742-1786
On North Tryon Street, 0 miles north of W. Trade St., on the right when traveling north.
Replaced Horatio Gates as leader of American army opposing Lord Cornwallis. He assumed command in Charlotte, Dec. 3, 1780.Map (db m134590) HM
42North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
On South Tryon Street at East Stonewall Street, on the right when traveling north on South Tryon Street.
1. St. Peter's Catholic Church, 1893 1 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
43North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
On South Tryon Street at East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on South Tryon Street.
1. St. Peter's Catholic Church, 1893 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 townhouse with a . . . Map (db m175506) HM
44North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
On North Tryon Street at East Trade Street, on the right when traveling north on North Tryon Street.
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
45North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
On East 6th Street at North Tryon Street, on the right when traveling west on East 6th Street.
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
46North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
On East Trade Street just west of South Brevard Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
47North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
On South Tryon Street at West 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Tryon Street.
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
48North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Newspaperman W.J. Cash — (1901 - 41)
On North Church Street just south of West 9th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Lived here 1939-40 while writing his classic book Mind of the South published by Alfred Knopf, 1941.Map (db m175577) HM
49North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Prominent Charlotteans Buried At Settlers' Cemetery
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
50North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Queen Charlotte Walks In Her Garden — Graham Weathers — Sculptor, American, 1988 —
On East 5th Street at North College Street, on the right when traveling east on East 5th Street.
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
51North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Ratcliffe Flowers — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
On South Tryon Street just south of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
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
52North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Ratcliffe's Flowers
On South Tryon Street at Levine Avenue of the Arts, on the right when traveling north on South Tryon Street.
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
53North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — RCA Victor — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
On South Tryon Street at West 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Tryon Street.
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
54North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Restoration Efforts For Settlers' Cemetery
On West 5th Street at North Church Street, on the right when traveling west on West 5th Street.
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
55North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-113 — Romare Bearden — 1911-1988
On West Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard at South Mint Street, on the right when traveling west on West Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
African American artist and writer. Many of his collages were inspired by childhood memories of N.C. Born 1 block N.W.Map (db m95842) HM
56North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Settlers' Cemetery
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
57North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Settlers' Cemetery
Near West 5th Street at North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
58North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Site of Liberty Hall
On South Tryon Street just north of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the right.
Site of Liberty Hall 1777. In honour of the trustees of Liberty Hall Trustees Isaac Alexander • Thomas Polk • Thomas Neal • Abraham Alexander • Waightstill Avery • Ephraim Brevard • John Simpson . . . Map (db m175508) HM
59North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — 4 — Site of Queen's College — Established - 1771 — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site —
On South Tryon Street just south of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
60North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Site of the U.S. Branch Mint — 1837-61, 1867-1913
On West Trade Street east of South Graham Street (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling east.
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
61North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Sloan Davidson House
On West 8th Street just west of North Poplar Street, on the right when traveling west.
Built on this site in the year 1820. Believed to be one of the five oldest homes in Charlotte, N.C.Map (db m175576) HM
62North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — St. Peter's Episcopal Church
On N Tryon St.
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
63North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — St. Peters Hospital
On South Tryon Street at West Trade Street, on the right when traveling south on South Tryon Street.
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
64North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Bagley-Mullen House — Circa 1895
On North Poplar Street just south of West 5th Street, on the right when traveling south.
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
65North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Battle of Charlotte — September 26, 1780
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
66North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Eighteenth Century Piedmont
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
67North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The First Carolinians
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
68North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Importance Of Religion
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
69North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Johnston Building — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
On South Tryon Street just south of West 4th Street, on the right when traveling south.
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
70North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet
On South Tryon Street at West 3rd Street on South Tryon Street.
The Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet were held in this building and the surrender of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was Authorized from here on April 24th. 1865Map (db m74963) HM
71North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Latta Arcade — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
On South Tryon Street just south of West 4th Street, on the right when traveling south.
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
72North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
73North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Origin Of Our Names
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
74North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The Sculptures at Independence Square — Bronze Boundary Figures by Raymond Kaskey — Given to the people of Charlotte by the Queens Table, November 1995 —
On North Tryon Street at East Trade Street, on the right when traveling north on North Tryon Street.
the historic figures of Commerce, Industry and Transportation represent enterprises have contributed to Charlotte's growth as a major commercial center. While honoring Charlotte's past, the three figures all look toward the fourth figure, the . . . Map (db m175605) HM
75North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — The War Between The States
On West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
On May 20, 1861, North Carolina seceded from the Union to join the "Confederate States of America." In Charlotte, the United States Mint was taken over as Confederate headquarters. Students and faculty from the new Charlotte Military Academy went . . . Map (db m175553) HM
76North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Thomas Polk Park
On South Tryon Street at West Trade Street, on the right when traveling south on South Tryon Street.
Thomas Polk (1732-1797), one of Charlotte's most prominent citizens within its formal years, was born in Pennsylvania. Like many of his fellow Scotch-Irish, he moved south on the Great Wagon Road, settling in Mecklenburg County about 1753. A . . . Map (db m175516) HM
77North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Tryon Street
On South Tryon Street just south of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
The road now known as Tryon Street was once an Indian trading path, which stretched over 800 miles from the Cherokee Nation in the south to the Iroquois in the north. It was known as the Great Warriors Path, the Iroquois Path, or the Road to the . . . Map (db m175505) HM
78North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — Visit of General George Washington
Near West 5th Street just west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
This oak tree was planted in honor of the visit of General George Washington to Charlotte, N.C., May 1791 by the North Carolina D.A.R., 1925. This tablet was placed in honor of the bi-centennial birth of George Washington by the five . . . Map (db m175563) HM
79North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte center city — L-114 — WBT / WBTV
On South Tryon Street at 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east on South Tryon Street.
Oldest broadcast stations in N.C. Est. 1922, WBT radio long hosted live country music. WBTV sign-on, July 15, 1949. Studios here until 1955.Map (db m173027) HM
80North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport — Boeing / Vertol CH-46A / E Sea Knight
Near 1st Flight Drive west of Minuteman Drive, on the right when traveling west.
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
81North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport — L-105 — Charlotte Speedway
On Little Rock Road at Scott Futrell Drive, on the right when traveling south on Little Rock Road.
"Strictly Stock" race, June 19, 1949, launched NASCAR sanctioned series. Ύ-mile dirt track was 200 yds. W.Map (db m57096) HM
82North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport — PFC Raymond “Mike” Clausen Memorial
Near Minuteman Way west of Minuteman Drive, on the right when traveling west.
(front) 14 October 1947 30 May 2004 Helicopter Squadron HMM 263 DaNang RVN 31 January 1970 (rear) USMC Medal of Honor 31 Jan 1970 PFC Raymond Mike Clausen Jr Citation For conspicuous . . . Map (db m63729) WM
83North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Cotswold — L-53 — Cameron Morrison
On Providence Road (State Highway 16) at Sharon Lane, on the right when traveling south on Providence Road.
Governor, began state-wide paved road building program. United States Senator and Representative. His home is 1½ miles S. E.Map (db m173394) HM
84North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Dilworth — Lance Building
On South Boulevard at East Bland Street, on the right when traveling west on South Boulevard.
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
85North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Dilworth — L-80 — North Carolina Military Institute
On East Morehead Street (State Highway 27) 0.1 miles north of South Caldwell Street, on the right when traveling south.
Opened 1859; D. H. Hill was 1st superintendent: used as Confederate hospital; public school, 1883-1950. Stood near here.Map (db m173359) HM
86North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Dilworth — Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church
On South Boulevard, 0.1 miles west of Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
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
87North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Eagle Lake — Graham Family Homeplace
Near Westmont Dr north of Billy Graham Parkway, on the left when traveling north.
Built by Billy's Father William Franklin Graham, in the 1920's on Park Road, just a few miles east of this site.Map (db m88580) HM
88North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Eagle Lake — L-107 — Steele Creek Church
On Steele Creek Road (State Highway 160) at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, on the right when traveling north on Steele Creek Road.
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
89North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Elizabeth — L-112 — Harry Golden — 1902-1981
On E. 7th Street just east of Hawthorne Lane, on the left when traveling west.
Journalist, humorist, & civil rights advocate. He published, 1944-68, The Carolina Israelite. He lived one block N.E.Map (db m125892) HM
90North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Elizabeth — Mecklenburg County Vietnam Memorial — Dedicated November 11, 1989
Near East 4th Street (State Highway 16) 0.1 miles west of South Kings Drive, on the left when traveling west.
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
91North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Elizabeth — L-87 — Mint Museum of Art
On Randolph Road, 1.2 miles north of Wendover Road, on the right when traveling south.
Operated as Branch U.S. Mint, 1837-61. Relocated to present site as art museum, 1936. Building expanded, 1968 and 1985.Map (db m125783) HM
92North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Elizabeth — Site of the First Court Held in Mecklenburg County — February 26, 1763
On Randolph Road, 0.1 miles east of North Caswell Road, on the right when traveling west.
Home of Thomas Spratt First person to cross the Yadkin River with wheels Here was born his daughter Anne Spratt first white child born between Catawba & Yadkin RiversMap (db m135426) HM
93North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Elizabeth — They Came From Mecklenburg… / Dedicated To Those Who Serve
Near East 4th Street (State Highway 16) 0.1 miles west of South Kings Drive, on the left when traveling west.
They Came From Mecklenburg… When the Vietnam War ended in 1975, thousands had served from Mecklenburg County; 105 died. Men and women from rural Steele Creek and Mallard Creek, small-town Huntersville and Matthews, urban Myers Park and West . . . Map (db m175644) HM
94North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Enderly Park — L-42 — S.B. Alexander — 1840-1921
On Tuckaseegee Road at Parkway Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Tuckaseegee Road.
First president of N.C. Farmer's Alliance, 1887. Was N.C. senator & U.S. congressman. Advocate of agricultural education. Home is 1 block S.E.Map (db m145714) HM
95North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Henderson Circle — Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
On Old Statesville Road (State Highway 115) north of State Highway 24.
May 20, 1775 Abraham Alexander, Chairman • John McKnitt Alexander, Secretary • Ephraim Brevard, Clerk Hezekiah Alexander • Ezra Alexander • Adam Alexander • Charles Alexander • Waightstill Avery • Hezekiah J. Balch • . . . Map (db m1579) HM
96North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Hidden Valley — Major Joseph Graham
On W. Sugar Creek Rd. at N. Tryon St. (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west on W. Sugar Creek Rd..
Patriot, Soldier, Statesman. Received nine wounds in Battle of Charlotte. Was left for dead on Sugaw Creek Road September 26, 1780.Map (db m126543) HM
97North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Hidden Valley — Memorial to Lieut. Col. George Locke — Revolutionary War Hero Lieut. Col. George Locke
On North Tryon Street, on the right.
Lieut. Col. George Locke, killed by Tarleton's Dragoons, Sept. 26, 1780, Mecklenburg Chapter D.A.R. 1911Map (db m66659) WM
98North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Montclaire South — General Paul R. Younts Expressway
On Interstate 77 near Interstate 485.
Honoring a distinguished business, civic and military leader. Member of North Carolina Highway Commission 1961-1965.Map (db m16789) HM
99North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Myers Park — L-75 — Queens University of Charlotte
On Selwyn Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Queens Road, on the right when traveling south.
Presbyterian. Organized 1857 as Charlotte Female Institute. Campus moved to this location in 1915. Coeducational since 1987.Map (db m125672) HM
100North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Oakdale South — Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
On Pleasant Grove Road at Hutchinson Lane, on the right when traveling east on Pleasant Grove Road.
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

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