1831 - Cedar Grove Plantation
James G. Torrence builds Cedar Grove, a grand home near Huntersville, next to the Torrence family store north of Charlotte. Like so many Mecklenburgers, these pioneers are descendants of English and Scottish people who moved to Ireland before they came to America. They are called "Scots-Irish." The Torrence family has owned several thousand acres of land since the 1770s. The Torrence store is believed to be the oldest that exists in Mecklenburg County.
Cedar Grove Plantation