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This web site is presented by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to exhibit the areaís local history online.

Our Latest Exhibit
Billy Grahamís Reflections of Growing Up in Mecklenburg County, NC

Reverend Billy Graham looks back at special memories of his childhood. The son of a dairy farmer, he lived near the present-day intersection of Woodlawn and Park Roads in Charlotte. After graduating from Sharon High School, he left Mecklenburg County to attend college and eventually became a world-renowned evangelist.

Rev. Billy Graham Courtesy of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Recent Exhibits
Divorce Records Index:
Mecklenburg County, NC 1846-1969

Genealogists often assume a spouse died, when second families are created. Other couples married and divorced twice. Search by name the individuals and families whose relationships were impacted by divorce.

Mecklenburg County Divorces
North Carolina Room: Historic Maps

The Carolina Room map collection includes a wide variety of items including NC Sanborn insurance maps, flood and topographic maps. This unique list will provide a description and guide for the historic maps, which have never been cataloged like other items in the library.

North Carolina Room: Historic Maps
1905 Mecklenburg County Directory

This is Mecklenburg Countyís entry in the 1905 state directory of counties and towns, published every year by The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC.

1905 Mecklenburg County Directory
Celebrating the Mecklenburg
Declaration of Independence

Historical accounts of events celebrating the signing of the debated "Meck. Dec." Facts regarding the document are also presented, allowing patrons to decide for themselves if it is history or hoax.
Updated with new content!

Celebrating the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
Charlotte Historical Directories

View references to local families, businesses and view ads from various directories.
Charlotte Historical Directories
For a complete list of online exhibits, please visit our Local History page.

HeritageQuest Online
HeritageQuest Online
is a library resource for census data, family records, and local histories.
Free access to
Library Edition
available in the
Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Main Library.
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Get a response within 48 hours via e-mail!
The Carolina Room
is a member of N.C. ECHO
& the Charlotte Regional
History Consortium

Carolina Room Image Collection
Robinson Spangler Carolina Room Image Collection

Mecklenburg County Historical Maps
Mecklenburg County
Historic Maps

North Carolina
Sanborn Maps

Genealogy & History Programs
History Timeline
Local Links
Special Collections in the Carolina Room
Manuscript Collections
School Publications
Surname & Biography files
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