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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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Where is Charlotte, North Carolina, USA? 

Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County.

Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte and its resident county received its name in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become queen consort of Great Britain the year before the city's founding. A second nickname derives from the American Revolutionary War, when British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was "a hornet's nest of rebellion", leading to the nickname The Hornet's Nest.

Charlotte is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake are two smaller man-made lakes located near the city.Wikipedia


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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Stand Pipe. Second largest of its kind in the United States.
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)
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

View from Trust Building, showing Selwyn Hotel, Realty Building, City Hall, Charlotte, N. C. (1911)
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - City Hall, Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

City Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

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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...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...Read MORE...

1916
Charlotte, a city of North Carolina, and the capital of Mecklenburg co., is on the Seaboard Air...Read MORE...

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

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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 ...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...Read MORE...

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

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September 5, 1958

Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Parks
flag  Rebecca Melissa PARKS (28 December 1826, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bourgarde
 flag  Katherine Elizabeth BOURGARDE (18 January 1879, Oneonta, New York, USA - 08 August 1962, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) gravestone

LaPointe
 World War II Soldier flag  John Bourgarde LAPOINTE (16 May 1915, Meriden, Connecticut, USA - 13 September 1999, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) gravestone

St. Jean
flag  Leona ST. JEAN (8 November 1918, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - 20 September 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

Wohlbruck
flag  Theodore Clemens WOHLBRUCK (2 April 1906, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 22 January 1985, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) gravestone
 

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Cemeteries in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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