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The Site

This web site is a project of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library designed to bring the area’s local history and more to you through the World Wide Web.

Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are located in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. North Carolina was one of the original 13 colonies of the United States. The first European settlers came to the Charlotte area in the 1740s.

The Library, founded in 1903, has a long history of collecting and preserving the area’s history through its Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room. Carolina Room staff and others work to bring you the content for C-M Story.

Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Copyright and Acknowledgments

We ask you to adhere strictly to the terms under which these materials are made available. The site as a whole, its texts, and its images are protected under the copyright laws of the United States and the Universal Copyright Convention. The copyright to CMStory is held by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. The copyright to the images is held by the institutions and individuals who have generously contributed them.

Commercial use or publication of any of the copyrighted materials without direct authorization from the copyright holders is strictly prohibited. The copying of materials from The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story is permitted only under the fair-use provisions of copyright law.

The Library of Congress provides useful information on copyright at http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/ as well as an explanation of the fair-use doctrine at http://www.loc.gov/copyright/title17/92chap1.html#107.


  • Images appearing on this web site may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law, donor restrictions, and other rights or policies. Persons who contemplate copying and using images should obtain all necessary permissions pertaining to use.
  • Information about permission to use images and material not otherwise acknowledged below or elsewhere on this web site may be obtained by contacting us at C-M Story with specific details about proposed use and a URL for the item.
  • Authorizations to use images credited to the North Carolina Collection, University of N.C. Library at Chapel Hill should be sought from the Collection at CB# 3934, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890. Telephone 919-962-7992.

Citing CMStory

You may create links to anything on The CMStory site, provided that you properly attribute the source and provide a pointer to it

If you wish to cite The CMStory, we ask that you include its complete title, the date you accessed it, and its URL, along with the other relevant documentation. Here is an example:

"Queen Charlotte." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 15 March 1998  http://www.cmstory.org/.

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