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Early Settlements 1585-1662
Proprietary Colony 1663-1729
Rural Beginnings 1730-1772
Rural Rebellion 1773-1775
Revolutionary War 1776-1781
Nation: America 1782-1819
Antebellum Days 1820-1852
Plank Road Journey 1820
Cherokees & Catawbans 1820
Epidemics 1822
School for Young Ladies 1822
A Growing City 1825
First Presbyterian 1825
Charlotte, Mining Town 1825
Southern Economy 1826
Private Education 1826
Cherokee Nation 1827
Fall of a Nation 1828
President Jackson 1829
Iron Horse 1830
Indian Removal Act 1830
Indian Sorrows 1830
Freedom Train 1830
Gold is Big Business 1830
Gold Fever 1830
Cedar Grove Plantation 1831
Turner Rebellion 1831
Defying the Courts 1832
St. Catherine Mine 1832
First Bank 1834
States’ Rights 1835
Native Questions 1835
Nuggets to Coins 1835
Prosperous Citizen 1835
Boomtown 1836
US Mint in Charlotte 1837
College In Davidson 1837
'C' is for Charlotte 1838
Disaster Preparation 1838
Trail of Tears 1838
Hardtimes for Catawbans 1840
Raw Deal 1840
Bustling Town 1840
Deeper and Deeper 1840
Public Education 1841
Union County 1842
Business at The Mint 1843
Rags to Riches 1845
Deadly Practice 1845
Rebuilding The Mint 1845
War With Mexico 1847
California Here I Come 1849
Lay of the Land 1850
Train’s a’ Comin’ 1852
Rural No More 1853-1860
U.S. Civil War 1861-1865
Reconstruction 1866-1878
Industrial South 1879-1913
World War I 1914-1918
Roaring Twenties 1919-1928
Great Depression 1929-1939
Before the Storm 1940-1941
World War II 1941-1945
Modern Era Begins 1946-1959
Turbulent Times 1960-1979
80s Charlotte 1980-1989
90s Charlotte 1990-1999
Time Period >>  Antebellum Days  1820 - 1852

The years prior to the Civil War are a period of growth for Charlotte. The gold boom of the 1820s brings a variety of related businesses to the burgeoning town. Charlotte’s first bank opens its doors. Citizens enjoy a prosperous economy; however, the issue of slavery and tariffs continues to divide the country.



Cedar Grove
Cedar Grove


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