Place:Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

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NameMecklenburg
Alt namesMecklenberg Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37033128
Mecklenburgsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.267°N 80.85°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1762 - )
See alsoCabarrus, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Union, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Cemetery
Forest Lawn East Cemetery
Inhabited place
Allen Hills
Allen
Allison Ferry
Amarillo Park
Apple Creek
Arlington
Ashley Park
Atando Junction
Autumnwood
Bahama Park
Banalsburg
Barclay Downs
Belmont
Beverly Woods East
Bishops Ridge
Brandon
British Woods
Brookfield
Burdett
Caldwell
Candlewood
Carmel Park
Carmel Woods
Carmel
Castleton Gardens
Catawba Colony
Cedar Brook
Charlotte ( 1748 - )
Chateau Woods
Cherry
Clayton Park
Clear Creek
Clearview Acres
Club View Acres
College Downs
Colonial Heights
Colony Acres
Cornelius
Coulwood Hills
Coulwood
Country Roads
Country Woods
Coventry Woods
Crater Park
Currituck
Dalton Village
Danbrooke Park
Darby Acres
Davidson
Deerhurst
Deerwood
Derita Woods
Devonshire
Dixie
Druid Hills
Eastfield
Easthaven
Eastwoods
Eden Gardens
Elliot Acres
Embassy East
Evergreen Park
Fairfax Woods
Falcon Bridge
Farmwood
Firestone
Forest Homes
Forest Rawtucket
Four Seasons
Fourth Ward
Fox Run
Foxcroft
Garden Park
Glenwood
Green Meadows
Greenbriar Woods
Greenbriar
Greycrest
Grier Heights
Grierview
Grove Park
Hampshire Hills
Hampton Leas
Hampton Park
Harrison
Heathergate
Heatherwood
Hickory Acres
Hickory Ridge
Hicks Crossroads
Hidden Valley
Holiday Park
Holly Hills
Homestead
Hoods
Hope Farm
Hope Park
Hopewell
Hornets Nest
Hunter Acres
Huntersville
Huntingtowne Farms
Huntlynn Acres
Idelwile Brooke
Idlewild Farms
Idlewood Acres
Joplor
Junker
Kellyville
Kinghurst Park
Kingwood
Knollwood Acres
Kolewood
Lake Forest
Lake Haven
Lakeland Hills
Landsdowne
Lawyers Station
Lebanon Heights
Lewis
Lockewood
Lynn Lee
Manchester
Marlwood Acre
Martindale
Matthews Park
Matthews
Mayfair
Mint Hill
Mint Hollow
Montclaire South
Montclaire
Monteith
Morning Star Acres
Morris Park
Morrows
Mountain Brook
Newell Acres
Newell
North Charlotte
Northwood
Oakdale Forest
Oakdale
Old Farm
Old Providence
Old Salem
Olde Creek
Olde Georgetowne
Olde Heritage
Olde Providence
Olde Savannah
Olde Whitehall
Olympic Woods
Orchard Knoll
Orchard Park
Orville
Parkview East
Parkwood
Paw Creek
Pellyn Wood
Pine Harbor
Pine Island
Pine Ridge
Pinecrest
Pineville
Planters Ridge
Poplar Springs
Providence Park
Providence Plantation
Providence
Quail Hollow
Queens Grant
Querys Dixons
Raintree
Ramblewood
Ravenwood
Reigate
Rhyne
Ridgeview
River View
Robinson Church Community
Robinson Woods
Rockwell Park
Rolling Acres
Rosemont
Sardis Cove
Sardis Oaks
Sardis Patio
Sardis Woods
Sardis
Settlers Landing
Severville
Shannon Park
Sharon Colony
Sharon Forest
Sharonbrook
Sherwood Forest
Shopton
Shuffletown
Silverstone
Singing Springs
Smithville
Southbourne
Southminister Woods
Southpark
Spicewood Acres
Spring Lake
Springfield
Statewood
Steel Creek
Steelberry Acres
Sterling
Suburban Woods
Sugar Creek
Sunset Hills
Tanglewood
Taragate Farms
Tarawoods
The Cloisters
Third Ward
Thomasboro
Thompson Plantation
Timber Creek
Timber Ridge
Toddville
Town Park
Trexler Acres
Tryon Hills
Tuckaway Park
Tuskasaga
Twelve Oaks
University Place
Virginia Manor
Waverly Hall
Westbourne
Westchester
Westerly Hill
Westmoreland
Westwood Forest
Whispering Oaks
White Hall
White Oak Park
Wildwoods
Wilgrove
Wilson Wood
Windsong Trails
Windsor Park
Winterfield
Wood Hollow
Woodberry Forest
Woodbridge
Woodford Green
Woodlea
Wyndemere Crossing
Wynnwood
Yorkmont
Yorkmount Park
Yorkwood
Unknown
Beatties Ford
Hickory Grove
Steele Creek
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population of Mecklenburg County is 969,031 people (as of the 2012 census estimate), making it both the most populated and densely populated county in North Carolina. Its county seat and largest city is Charlotte.

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History

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Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County. It was named in commemoration of the marriage of King George III to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Due to unsure boundaries, a large part of south and western Mecklenburg County extended into areas that would later form part of the state of South Carolina. In 1768, most of this area (the part of Mecklenburg County west of the Catawba River) was designated Tryon County, North Carolina. Determining the final boundaries of these "western" areas between North and South Carolina would become a decades long process. In 1792 the northeastern part of Mecklenburg County became Cabarrus County. Finally, in 1842 the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County was combined with the western part of Anson County to become Union County.

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was allegedly signed on May 20, 1775; if the document is indeed genuine, Mecklenburg County was the first part of the Thirteen Colonies to declare independence from Great Britain.

From 1945 to 1972, Mecklenburg county sterilized 403 people, far more than any other county in North Carolina in an experiment in genetic engineering called eugenics.

In 1971, Mecklenburg County was the site of an important case in the American civil rights movement with Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1713 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1762 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1762 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1774 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1783 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 11,395
1800 10,439
1810 14,272
1820 16,895
1830 20,073
1840 18,273
1850 13,914
1860 17,374
1870 24,299
1880 34,175
1890 42,673
1900 55,268
1910 67,031
1920 80,695
1930 127,971
1940 151,826
1950 197,052
1960 272,111
1970 354,656
1980 404,270
1990 511,433

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External links

www.charmeck.org


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