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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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  • John Belk, Esq. (c.1715 - aft.1804)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor #: A212209
  • Lottie Harriet Younginer (1909 - 1978)
    Charles West Younginer
  • Seth Curry
    Adham Curry (born August 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Curry play...
  • Rev. Artus Burton Kanipe (1878 - 1960)
  • Vestie Kanipe (1909 - 1996)

Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Official Website

Mecklenburg County, located in the Piedmont section of the state, was formed in 1762. It was named in commemoration of the marriage of King George III to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was allegedly signed on May 20, 1775; if the document is genuine, Mecklenburg County was the first part of the Thirteen Colonies to declare independence from Great Britain. The "Mecklenburg Resolves" were adopted on May 31, 1775. Mecklenburg continues to celebrate the Meck Dec each year in May. The date of the Mecklenburg Declaration is also listed on the flag of North Carolina, represented by the date of May 20, 1775 as one of two dates on the flag of the old North State.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Charlotte (County Seat)
  • Cornelius
  • Davidson
  • Huntersville
  • Matthews
  • Mint Hill
  • Pineville
  • Stallings
  • Weddington

Other Townships & Communities: Berryhill, Caldwell, Clear Creek, Crab Orchard, Deweese, Hopewell, Long Creek, Mallard Creek, Morning Star, Mountain Island, Newell, Paw Creek, Pineville, Prosperity Village, Providence, Sharon, Steele Creek and Sterling

Links

Wikipedia

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

The Billy Graham Library

Carolinas Aviation Museum

NASCAR Hall of Fame