1768 - Charlotte Incorporated
November 7, 1768 - "Charlotte Town" is incorporated, which means the new town will have a courthouse and a prison. Even though the residents disagree with laws set forth by Britain, they hope that naming the town for Queen Charlotte will win favor with her husband, England's King George III. As settlers clear the land in the growing community, they use rough-sawn logs to build homes. A few houses have bedrooms formed from partitions, but most have just one room, about 20 feet square, and one window. A stone chimney gives heat for warmth and cooking.
Early settler's log house