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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Charlotte, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> 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 (145)  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(145) York County (145)
Charlotte is the county seat for Mecklenburg County
Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County
      Mecklenburg County (143)  
      Cabarrus County (46)  
      Gaston County (42)  
      Iredell County (26)  
      Lincoln County (37)  
      Union County (25)  
      Lancaster County, South Carolina (56)  
      York County, South Carolina (145)  
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1North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-111 — "War of Sugar Creek"
Backcountry settlers, in a dispute over property rights, attacked survey crew nearby, May 1765. Typified tensions that led to Regulator War.Map (db m126540) HM
2North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-116 — Annie Alexander — 1864-1929
First female physician licensed in N.C., 1885. Acting assistant surgeon at Camp Greene during WWI. Office was here.Map (db m173084) HM
3North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-18 — Battle of Charlotte
Cornwallis's army captured Charlotte after a fight here with Davie's troops, Sept. 26, 1780.Map (db m125662) HM
4North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Ben Nash
This is a live ginkgo tree planted in loving memory of Ben Nash founder of Thompson Orphanage Alumni Association 1942, also treasurer until his death in 1994.Map (db m175633) HM
5North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Boeing / Vertol CH-46A / E Sea Knight
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
6North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-5 — Branch U.S. Mint
Stood a few feet southwest. Operated 1837-61, 1867-1913. Razed, 1933, and rebuilt as art museum three miles east.Map (db m92881) HM
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7North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — 3 — British Encampment, 1780
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
8North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-53 — Cameron Morrison
Governor, began state-wide paved road building program. United States Senator and Representative. His home is 1½ miles S. E.Map (db m173394) HM
9North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Camp Greene — July 12, 1917 - June 30, 1919
. . . Map (db m125903) WM
10North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-25 — Camp Greene
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
11North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-110 — Camp New Providence
Encampment, Oct.-Dec. 1780, of N.C. militia & Continental Army, where Patriots laid plans to confront Cornwallis. Site was just west of here.Map (db m44935) HM
12North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Captain James Jack's Ride
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
13North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Census Information
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
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14North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-105 — Charlotte Speedway
"Strictly Stock" race, June 19, 1949, launched NASCAR sanctioned series. Ύ-mile dirt track was 200 yds. W.Map (db m57096) HM
15North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Charlotte's First Belk Store
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
16North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-3 — Confederate Cabinet
With President Davis held last full meetings April 22-26, 1865 in a house which was located here.Map (db m16818) HM
17North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-56 — Confederate Navy Yard
Established here 1862 following its removal from Portsmouth, Va. Produced ordnance for the Confederate Navy.Map (db m125678) HM
18North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Cotton
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
19North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Currency
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
20North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Dr. Ephraim Brevard Lived Near Here In 1775
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
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21North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Early Education
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
22North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Early Settlers
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
23North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Ephraim Brevard
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
24North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Establishing A New Life
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
25North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — First Presbyterian Church — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
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
26North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — First Presbyterian Church
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
27North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Fourth Ward
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
28North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Fourth Ward Historic District — Neighborhood Area Map & House Listing — 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
29North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
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
30North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — General Paul R. Younts Expressway
Honoring a distinguished business, civic and military leader. Member of North Carolina Highway Commission 1961-1965.Map (db m16789) HM
31North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-99 — Gold Mines
Charlotte was center of region's gold rush after 1825. Rudisill & Saint Catherine, among largest mines, were near here.Map (db m173385) HM
32North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Gold Mining
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
33North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Good Samaritan Hospital — (1891-1961)
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
34North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Graham Family Homeplace
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
35North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-112 — Harry Golden — 1902-1981
Journalist, humorist, & civil rights advocate. He published, 1944-68, The Carolina Israelite. He lived one block N.E.Map (db m125892) HM
36North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-1 — Hezekiah Alexander House
Stone dwelling, built ca. 1774, by Revolutionary leader, who helped draft state constitution, 1776. Stands 400 yards S.E.Map (db m125655) HM
37North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Home of Col. Thomas Polk — Surveyor and State Legislator — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site —
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
38North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Home Site of Doctor Annie Lowrie Alexander — 1864 - 1929 — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site —
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
39North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Hornets' Nest
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
40North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — In Memory of George Davis, Attorney General of the Confederate States of America
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
41North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Independence Square
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
42North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-43 — J. P. Caldwell
Editor of Statesville "Landmark" (1880-92), Charlotte "Observer" (1892-1909). His home stood at this point.Map (db m16794) HM
43North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-31 — Jefferson Davis
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
44North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death
Jefferson Davis was standing here when informed of Lincoln's death April 18, 1865Map (db m39827) HM
45North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Lance Building
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
46North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Lewis Thompson and Pattie Clark Thompson
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
47North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Line of the American Retreat — Battle of Charlotte, September 26, 1780
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
48North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Major Joseph Graham
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
49North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Mecklenburg County Vietnam Memorial — Dedicated November 11, 1989
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
50North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
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
51North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence — May 20 1775 — Battle of Charlotte, Sept. 26, 1780 —
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
52North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-115 — Mecklenburg Resolves
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
53North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Memorial to Lieut. Col. George Locke — Revolutionary War Hero Lieut. Col. George Locke
Lieut. Col. George Locke, killed by Tarleton's Dragoons, Sept. 26, 1780, Mecklenburg Chapter D.A.R. 1911Map (db m66659) WM
54North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Mike McCormack
Counselor and Friend President of Carolina Panthers 1994-1997 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee 1984 Cleveland Browns 1954-1962Map (db m16791) HM
55North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-87 — Mint Museum of Art
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
56North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Mrs. "Stonewall Jackson" 1831-1915 — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
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
57North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-109 — N. C. League of Municipalities
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
58North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-19 — Nathanael Greene — 1742-1786
Replaced Horatio Gates as leader of American army opposing Lord Cornwallis. He assumed command in Charlotte, Dec. 3, 1780.Map (db m134590) HM
59North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
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
60North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
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
61North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
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
62North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
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
63North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
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
64North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Nearby History — Explore Charlotte!
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
65North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Nebel Knitting Mill
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
66North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Newspaperman W.J. Cash — (1901 - 41)
Lived here 1939-40 while writing his classic book Mind of the South published by Alfred Knopf, 1941.Map (db m175577) HM
67North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-80 — North Carolina Military Institute
Opened 1859; D. H. Hill was 1st superintendent: used as Confederate hospital; public school, 1883-1950. Stood near here.Map (db m173359) HM
68North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — PFC Raymond “Mike” Clausen Memorial
(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
69North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
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
70North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church
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
71North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Prominent Charlotteans Buried At Settlers' Cemetery
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
72North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Queen Charlotte Walks In Her Garden — Graham Weathers — Sculptor, American, 1988 —
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
73North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-75 — Queens University of Charlotte
Presbyterian. Organized 1857 as Charlotte Female Institute. Campus moved to this location in 1915. Coeducational since 1987.Map (db m125672) HM
74North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Ratcliffe Flowers — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
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
75North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Ratcliffe's Flowers
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
76North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — RCA Victor — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
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
77North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Restoration Efforts For Settlers' Cemetery
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
78North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-113 — Romare Bearden — 1911-1988
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
79North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-42 — S.B. Alexander — 1840-1921
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
80North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Settlers' Cemetery
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
81North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Settlers' Cemetery
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
82North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Site of Liberty Hall
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
83North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — 4 — Site of Queen's College — Established - 1771 — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site —
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
84North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Site of the First Court Held in Mecklenburg County — February 26, 1763
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
85North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Site of the U.S. Branch Mint — 1837-61, 1867-1913
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
86North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — Sloan Davidson House
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
87North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — St. Peter's Episcopal Church
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
88North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — St. Peters Hospital
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
89North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — L-107 — Steele Creek Church
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
90North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — 16 — Thaddeus Lincoln Tate — Business and Civic Leader
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
91North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The Bagley-Mullen House — Circa 1895
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
92North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The Battle of Charlotte — September 26, 1780
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
93North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The Eighteenth Century Piedmont
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
94North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The First Carolinians
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
95North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The Importance Of Religion
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
96North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The Johnston Building — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
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
97North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet
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
98North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The Latta Arcade — Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Site
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
99North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
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
100North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte — The Origin Of Our Names
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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