Saint Catherine's Mills

   Saint Catherine's Mill
The Saint Catherine Mine was located just south of the Third Ward of Charlotte. It lay beyond the city limits when John Wilkes arrived in 1854. It corresponds to a location between the football stadium and I-277 today. Jack wrote the following words to accompany his sketch:

There is a ground plan for you to study over & though not in a proper relative scale, the positions of the house is about correct the line going from e to b shows the bounds of the lawn towards the pond. The house is on the top of the first rise. The ground gradually sloping in all directions but behind it the hill again raises & is topped by the grove & the house which is in the possession of a person who claims the property he is gradually being got out & there is the place I want to build a new house altogether if the business is found to be lucrative & permanent.

Parts of this Exhibit: The Intertwined Ancestries of John and Jane Wilkes      
  Jack and Jeanie's Early Years  
  Courtship, Wedding, and Relocation to Charlotte  
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