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"War of Sugar Creek" marker along N. Tryon St. image, Touch for more information
By S. C. McCullough, November 17, 2018
"War of Sugar Creek" marker along N. Tryon St.
North 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
North 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
North 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 primary . . . — Map (db m63713) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — L5 — 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
North 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
North 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
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — Camp Greene — July 12, 1917 - June 30, 1919
. . . — Map (db m125903) WM
North 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
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — L-105 — Charlotte Speedway
"Strictly Stock" race, June 19, 1949, launched NASCAR sanctioned series. ¾-mile dirt track was 200 yds. W. — Map (db m57096) HM
North 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
North 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
North 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
North 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
North 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
North 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
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — L 1 — Hezekiah Alexander House
Stone dwelling, built ca. 1774, by Revolutionary leader, who helped draft state constitution, 1776. Stands 40 yards S.E. — Map (db m125655) HM
North 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
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death
Jefferson Davis was standing here when informed of Lincoln's death April 18, 1865 — Map (db m39827) HM
North 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
North 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
North 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. 1911 — Map (db m66659) WM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — Mike McCormack
Counselor and Friend President of Carolina Panthers 1994-1997 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee 1984 Cleveland Browns 1954-1962 — Map (db m16791) HM
North 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
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — Mrs. "Stonewall Jackson" 1831-1915
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
North 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
North 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
North 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
North 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
North 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
North 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
North 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
North 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
North 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. 1865 — Map (db m74963) HM

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