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"Charlotte, a city of North Carolina, and the capital of Mecklenburg co., is on the Atlanta & Richmond Air-Line Railroad, 265 miles E.N.E. of Atlanta, 44 miles S.S.W. of Salisbury, and 110 miles N. of Columbia, S.C. It is the northern terminus of the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad, and the southern terminus of the Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio Railroad. It is the seat of the Biddle University (Presbyterian), organized in 1867. It contains a court-house, 10 churches, 2 academies, 3 national banks. a state bank, a branch mint, 4 cotton-mills, 2 cotton-seed oil mills, a hosiery-mill, 2 machine-factories, furniture-, sash., door-, and blind-factories, and 2 daily and 3 weekly news paper offices. Pop. in 1880, 7094; in 1890, 11,557."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1755 - Charlotte, North Carolina founded

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  • 1837 - July 27 - US Mint opens in Charlotte, NC

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  • 1844 - July 27 - Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, NC

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  • News 1880 - KILLED IN RAILROAD COLLISION. THREE LIVES LOST IN A FREIGHT-TRAIN CABOOSE -- ENGINEERS AND BRAKEMEN KILLED ON THE MOBILE AND OHIO ROAD.
    Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 27. - Information of another frightful railroad disaster reached the city this morning about 8 o'clock. It occurred on the Air ...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - MR. A. J. DRAPER'S MISHAP.
    Mischievous Boys Place Big Rock in Road and Mr. Draper, Returning From Gastonia, at Night, Injures His New Machine.

    Mr. A. J. Draper, secretary...Read MORE...


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    Stand Pipe. Second largest of its kind in the United States.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    View from Trust Building, showing Selwyn Hotel, Realty Building, City Hall, Charlotte, N. C. (1911)
  • 1916
    Charlotte, a city of North Carolina, and the capital of Mecklenburg co., is on the Seaboard Air Line and the Southern It., 44 miles SSW. of...Read MORE...


  • 1922 - March 18 - WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions

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    City Hall, Charlotte, N.C.
  • News 1936 - BOY'S DROWNED BODY FOUND.
    Charlotte, April 8. - (AP) - The body of D. C. Kiser, Jr., 13 year old boy who was drowned in Sugar Creek yesterday, was recovered this...Read MORE...


  • News 1955 - FOOTBRIDGE FALL KILLS 2, MANY HURT. COLLAPSE OF STRUCTURE HURTLES 100 INTO RIVER; 20 OR MORE IN HOSPITAL.
    Cherokee, N.C., July 4 - (UP) - Five of an estimated 100 persons thrown onto jagged rocks on the Oconaluftee River bed when a footbridge collapsed...Read MORE...


  • News 1958 - September 5 - 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte NC

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    September 5, 1958



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