National Register Listings in
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Addison Apartments Alexander, Hezekiah, House Alexander, Neal Somers, House Alexander, William T., House Barringer Hotel Beaver Dam Plantation House Biddle Memorial Hall, Johnson C. Smith University Billingsville School Blake, Chairman, House Blakeney, James A., House Carey, Philip, Building Carolina School Supply Company Building (Former) Carolina Transfer and Storage Company Building, (Former) Carr, John Price, House Cedar Grove Charlotte Coca-Cola Bottling Company Plant, Former Charlotte Fire Station No. 4 Charlotte Supply Company Building Commercial Building at 500 North Tryon Street Crane Company Building (Former) Craven, Dr. Walter Pharr, House Croft Historic District Davidson Historic District Davidson, Benjamin W., House Dilworth Historic District Dilworth Historic District (Boundary Increase) Duke, James Buchanan, House East Avenue Tabernacle Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church Elizabeth Historic District Eumenean Hall, Davidson College Ewart, John F., Farm Fire Station No. 2 First Presbyterian Church Frederick Apartments Gluyas, Thomas and Latitia, House Grace A.M.E. Zion Church Grier, Sidney and Ethel, House Grier-Rea House Grinnell Company-General Fire Extinquisher Company Complex Hayes-Byrum Store and House Highland Park Manufacturing Company Mill No. 3 Highland Park Mill No. 1 Hodges, Eugene Wilson, Farm Holly Bend Home Federal Building Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Cemetery Hoskins Mill Hotel Charlotte Huntersville Colored High School Independence Building Ingleside Jonas, Charles R., Federal Building Jones III, Hamilton C., House Kilgo, Bishop John C., House Latta Arcade Latta House Lawrence, Elizabeth, House and Garden Liddell-McNinch House Louise Cotton Mill Matthews Commercial Historic District Mayes House McCoy, Albert, Farm McElroy, Samuel J., House McKinney, John Washington, House McNinch, Frank Ramsay, House Mecklenburg County Courthouse Mecklenburg Investment Company Building Merchants and Farmers National Bank Building Morris, Green, Farm Morrocroft Myers Park Historic District Nebel Knitting Mill, Former North Charlotte Historic District Orient Manufacturing Company-Chadwick-Hoskins No. 3 Outen, R.F., Pottery Overcarsh House Palmer Fire School Parks-Cramer Company Complex, Former Pharrsdale Historic District Philanthropic Hall, Davidson College Pineville Commercial Historic District Pineville Mill Village Historic District Potts Plantation Providence Presbyterian Church and Cemetery Ramah Presbyterian Church and Cemetery Robinson Rock House Ruin and Plantation Site Rosedale Rozzell, Edward M., House Savona Mill Seaboard Air Line Railroad Passenger Station Seifart, Fritz, House Siloam School Southern Asbestos Company Mills Speas Vinegar Company St. Mark's Episcopal Church St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Boundary Increase) Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery Sykes, Joseph, Brothers Company Building Textile Mill Supply Company Building Thrift Mill, Former Tompkins, Daniel A., Company Machine Shop, Former Union Storage and Warehouse Company Building VanLandingham Estate Victoria Wesley Heights Historic District White Oak Plantation
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Mecklenburg County, located in the state of North Carolina, has a rich and varied history that spans several centuries. The region was originally home to indigenous Native American tribes, including the Catawba and Cherokee, who cultivated the land and developed their own societies. European exploration and settlement began in the late 17th century, with German and Scotch-Irish immigrants establishing farms and trading posts in the area.

In 1762, Mecklenburg County was officially formed out of Anson County, named after Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who married King George III of England. The county quickly became an important center of commerce and trade, with Charlotte, its county seat and largest city, serving as a major trading hub in the early days of the nation. The region's fertile land, proximity to waterways, and growing transportation networks made it an important agricultural and industrial region, contributing to its economic growth.

During the American Revolution, Mecklenburg County played a key role in the fight for independence. In 1775, the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, also known as the Mecklenburg Resolves, was adopted, declaring the county's independence from British rule more than a year before the more famous Declaration of Independence. While the authenticity and exact wording of this declaration have been debated, it remains an important symbol of the county's early commitment to the Revolutionary cause.

In the years that followed, Mecklenburg County continued to thrive and grow. It saw significant development during the 19th century, with industries like cotton mills and textile manufacturing taking root. The county's prosperity attracted a diverse population, including African Americans who migrated to the area in search of economic opportunities. Today, Mecklenburg County is a thriving and vibrant region with a mix of urban and rural areas, serving as a cultural, educational, and economic center for the state of North Carolina.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

  • 1762 - Mecklenburg County is formed from Anson County
  • 1768 - Charlotte, the county seat, is incorporated
  • 1774 - The Mecklenburg Resolves, a document declaring independence from Britain, is signed
  • 1775 - The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence is alleged to have been signed on May 20
  • 1776 - The county courthouse is burned down during the Revolutionary War
  • 1799 - The University of North Carolina is chartered in Charlotte, but is later moved to Chapel Hill
  • 1837 - The first railroad line in Mecklenburg County is completed
  • 1865 - General William T. Sherman's troops occupy Charlotte during the Civil War
  • 1891 - Charlotte's first electric streetcar system is introduced
  • 1973 - Development of Charlotte Douglas International Airport begins
  • 1992 - Charlotte hosts the Democratic National Convention
  • 2012 - Charlotte hosts the Democratic National Convention for a second time