History for Mecklenburg County

Mecklengburg County was named in honor of Princess Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Queen of George III who was King of England.

Charlotte, named for Princess Charlotte and was established in 1766 and is the county's seat, as well as the largest city in North Carolina.

James K. Polk Memorial

Charlotte Historic Trolley Museum
Mint Museum of Art
Mint Museum of Craft + Design
N.C. Auto Racing Hall of Fame Museum

Historical Sites
legends & Ghost Stories
Mecklenburg County Page


1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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