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The History of Charlotte, NC

Charlotte city is located on the east of Catawba River. It settled around 1750, and it was incorporated in 1768 when it was named after Princess Charlotte Sophia of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III’s queen. Additionally, the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence also got signed and officiated in Charlotte in May 1775.

During the American Revolution, the town was under Lord Cornwallis‘s occupation.  He was a cruel treatment victim that he termed “the hornet’s nest of rebellion” – which is currently Charlotte’s official symbol.

Charlotte Was The Epicenter of Gold Mining

Charlotte was the epicenter of gold mining in the nation before the California Gold Rush took over in 1849. Also, Charlotte had a mint during the following time intervals:

  •   1837–61
  •   and 1867–1913

When the American Civil War was going on, Charlotte was the center of a Confederate hospital and headquarters. The final Confederate cabinet session took place in Charlotte on April 15, 1865.

More about Charlotte

Aside from being one of the nation’s leading banking centers, Charlotte is an important location for wholesale distribution in the southeastern part of the U.S.

The first college in N.C., which was Queens College in Charlotte, was established back in 1771. However, this college went on to be disregarded then by English authorities.

Hence, the current Queens College in Charlotte was officiated in 1857. Since then, the city is full of world-class schools offering adequate and standard knowledge to its residents and outsiders. 

Presidents James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson, who was born nearby, underwent early-schooling in Charlotte.