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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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The Queen City

Page Contents for Charlotte, North Carolina

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Charlotte is approximately 610,949 (2005), 731424 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 230,434 (2000), 289860 (2010).
The amount of land area in Charlotte is 451.334 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Charlotte is 242.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.877 sq kilometers.
The distance from Charlotte to Washington DC is 335 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 130 miles. (as the crow flies)
Charlotte is positioned 35.19 degrees north of the equator and 80.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Charlotte elevation is 850 feet above sea level.
Charlotte median income is $ 47,131 (2005).
The Charlotte median home price is $ 159,900 (2005).
Charlotte average annual rainfall is 43.52 inches per year
Charlotte average annual precipitation is 43.1 inches peryear.
Charlotte average temperature is (summer) 76 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (January) 31 (July) 69 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (January) 50 (July) 88 degrees F.


In south-central North Carolina where Interstates 77 and 85 intersect. It is about nine miles from Pineville and about ten miles from Matthews. Other nearby communities include Mint Hill, Stallings, Huntersville, Mount Holly, Belmont and Weddington.
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Moderate and sunny. Here is a climate & weather page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Around the middle of the 1700's, Scotch-Irish settlers came along the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia. Near the Catawba River, they stopped and built a settlement which continued to grow as new neighbors moved in. The name for this new settlement was Charlotte in honor of the wife of King George III, who was the king of England.. In 1768, Charlotte became an incorporated city. Charlotte was located in the new county of Mecklenburg, which was also named in honor of Queen Charlotte's homeland of Germany. This is how Charlotte became known as the "Queen City."

1799 brought a new experience for Charlotte with the discovery of a 17 pound gold nugget, bringing more prospectors and the opening of new mines. It didn't last, though, as the call from California's gold fields took away the miners. Cotton was also a staple crop for Charlotte. The railroad came to town and helped the economy stabilize even more.

A history page for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Here is a great Timeline for Charlotte history.
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Mint Hill Doctor's Museum & Country Store
The Museum is open the second Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 pm

Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 2815
Phone: 704-568-1774

Mint Museums Of Art
2730 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC 28207-2012
Phone: 704-337-2000

Mint Museum of Craft and Design
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-337-2000 <

Alexander Hezekiah Homesite
3500 Shamrock Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215-3214
Phone: 704-568-1774

Carolinas Aviation Museum
4108 Minuteman Way
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-359-8442

Museum Of The New South
200 E. Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-333-1887

Nature Museum
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-372-6261

Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
248 Ridgewood Ave
Charlotte, NC 28209-1632
Phone: 704-331-0664

Discovery Place Inc
301 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Phone: 704-372-6261
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Charlotte City Government

The official site for Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

Charlotte City Clerk
600 E 4th St
Charlotte, NC 28202-2870
Phone: 704-336-2248


Mecklenburg Board-Commissioner
600 E 4th St
Charlotte, NC 28202-2870
Phone: 704-336-2472

Charlotte Historical Events

Mine Opens
"The St. Catherine and Rudisil mines, the principal gold producers in Mecklenburg County, are in the city of Charlotte about half a mile apart on opposite ends of the same vein. The St. Catherine mine was opened in 1826. Its early history is obscure, and after the Civil War it was worked by the operators of the Rudisil mine. The Rudisil mine, discovered in 1829, produced $ 30,000 in gold during 1 month in 1830; thereafter, ownership of the property changed several times. The mine operated from 1840 until the outbreak of the Civil War, from 1880 to 1887, and from 1905 to 1908. In 1934 the mine was dewatered, reopened, and was productive through 1937. It was idle again from 1937 through 1959. Total gold production from these two mines was probably not less than 60,000 ounces."

Charlotte Chamber

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
330 S. Tryon Street
P.O. Box 32785 Charlotte, NC 28232
Phone: (704) 378-1300

Charlotte Organizations

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
330 S. Tryon Street
P.O. Box 32785 Charlotte, NC 28232
Phone: (704) 378-1300

Charlotte Libraries

Charlotte - Mecklenburg County Public Library
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-2725

Morrison Regional Library
7015 Morrison Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-336-2109

Charlotte Schools

Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools

Catholic Schools Offices
1145 Buchanan St
Charlotte, NC 28203-5205
Phone: 704-335-1334 Charlotte


The population of Charlotte was:
1997 - 507,553
2000 - 540,828
2005 - 610,949
Median age:
2000 - 32.7 years

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 134,300
2005 - $ 159,900

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 46,975
2005 - $ 47,131

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