Some of the Principal Historical Markers, Monuments and Tablets of Charlotte and Mecklenburg

Alexander, Hezekiah, Homeplace. Also known as Rock House. Signer of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. On grounds of the Methodist Home.
 
*Battle of Charlotte. Commemorative drinking fountain and marble benches. Located at fork of Elizabeth Avenue and East Trade Street.
 
Benjamin, Judah. Location of spot where this high Confederate Government official was entertained at Charlotte indicated by granite slab, east side of 200 block, South Tryon Street.
 
*Confederate Cabinet. Location of last meeting place marked by bronze tablet at 122 South Tryon Street.
 
Confederate Monument. Erected 1889 by Ladies' Memorial Association is in Elmwood Cemetery.
 
*Confederate Navy Yard. Tablet which marked location was on building on East Trade Street, near railway underpass. Building demolished in 1959 and tablet presently awaits plans of property owner.
 
Cook's Inn. George Washington stopped here when visiting Charlotte, May 28, 1791. Marker at 118 West Trade Street.
 
Cornwallis, Lord. His headquarters while occupying Charlotte indicated by marker on north side of East Trade Street, just below Tryon.
 
*Cowan's Ford, Battle of. Location is on U. S. Route 21 near Huntersville.
 
Craighead, Alexander. First minister in Mecklenburg. Monument honoring his memory is in Elmwood Cemetery.
 
Davis, General George. Confederate Attorney General. Home marked by boulder at 419 West Trade Street.
 
*Davis, Jefferson. Place where he was standing when informed of Lincoln's death marked by a tablet on southwest corner of Tryon and Fourth Streets.
 
Graham, Major Joseph. Spot where he was wounded September 25, 1780, indicated by a monument near Sugaw Creek Church.
 
*Greene, Camp. World War I training camp. Southwest section of Charlotte.
 
Jack, Captain James. Location of the home of the courier who delivered the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence to Continental Congress marked by a granite slab on edge of sidewalk at 211 West Trade Street.
 
*Jackson, Andrew. Monument marks the spot where this President of the United States was born March 15, 1767, near Waxhaw.
 
Locke, George. Monument marks the spot where he fell September 26, 1780. U. S. Route 29 North, near intersection Interstate 85.
 
*Liberty Hall Academy. Location marked by monument near southeast corner of Tryon and Third Streets.
 
McIntyre Farm, Battle of. Monument on Beatty's Ford Road.
 
Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Location of courthouse in which it was signed marked by a plate in the center of Independence Square, where Trade Street crosses Tryon. See illustration.
 
Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Signers Monument. In front of Courthouse, 700 East Trade Street.
 
*Mint. Branch of United States Mint. Original location on West Trade Street, near Mint Street. Razed in 1933 and rebuilt as Mint Museum of Art in Eastover section of Charlotte.
 
Mint. Branch of United States Mint. Marker showing original location is in United States Post Office Building, corner Trade and Mint Streets. Unveiled February 26, 1936. Address made by Stuart W. Cramer, Jr. Unveiled by Stuart W. Cramer, 3rd, Mary Gibbon, Betty Fore Crawford, and Robert Gibbon Pender, whose picture appeared in Charlotte Observer February 27, 1936.
 
Old Settlers' Cemetery. Rear First Presbyterian Church.
 
Pershing, General John J. Plaque commemorating his visit to charlotte is located at junction of Trade Street and Elizabeth Avenue.
 
*Polk, James Knox. Monument marks spot where he was born November 2, 1795, quarter of a mile from Pineville.
 
Rock House. See Alexander Hezekiah, Homeplace.
 
Shipp, Lieutenant William Ewen. Killed at Battle of San Juan, in Spanish-American War. Monument in rear of U. S. Post Office, West Fourth Street and Mint Street. Details of his life and erection of the monument in Charlotte News, October 26, 1933.
 
Spratt homestead. Location of the first county court. Marked by small monument on Crescent Avenue, near intersection of Caswell Road.
 
Sugar Creek Cemetery (Old). About three miles from center of Charlotte on U. S. Route 29. Marked by tablet and brick wall.
 
Vance, Zebulon. Charlotte home of this Governor of North Carolina shown by marker on East Sixth Street near railroad crossing.
 
World War I Doughboy Monument. On grounds of Park Center.
 
World War II Marker. On premises of Douglas Aircraft Company, erected when building housed U.S. Quartermaster Depot.
 
World War II Monument in Evergreen Cemetery.
 
*Also marked by North Carolina Historical Highway Marker.

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