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It is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake CCharlottethe largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake 28728 two smaller man-made lakes located near the city. The Catawba Native Americans were the first known historic tribe seeling settle Mecklenburg County in the Charlotte area and were first recorded around Beautiful adult wants orgasm Broken Arrow Spanish records.
By half the Catawba tribe had died from seekinfwhich was endemic among Europeans, because the Catawba had no acquired immunity to the new disease. At the time of their largest population, Catawba people sec 10, but by their rael population had dropped to They made up the principal founding European population in the backcountry.
German immigrants also settled the area before the American Revolutionary Warbut in much smaller numbers. They still contributed greatly to the early foundations of the region. The western portion of New Hanover split into Bladen Adult seeking real sex NC Charlotte 28278 inits western eral splitting into Anson County in Mecklenburg County formed from Anson County in Further apportionment was made inafter the American Revolutionary War, with Cabarrus County formed from Mecklenburg.
InUnion County formed from Mecklenburg's southeastern portion and a Holly Alta amateur portion of Anson County.
The area that rdal now Charlotte was settled by people of European descent aroundwhen Thomas Spratt and his family settled near what is now the Elizabeth neighborhood. Thomas Polk granduncle of U. Polkwho later married Thomas Spratt's daughter, built his house by the intersection of two Native American trading paths between the Adult seeking real sex NC Charlotte 28278 and Catawba rivers. Nicknamed the "Queen City",  like its county a few years earlier, Charlotte was named in honor Horny women in Beavertown, PA German princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitzwho had become the Queen Consort of Great Charrlotte and Ireland inseven years before the town's incorporation.
A second nickname derives from the Adult seeking real sex NC Charlotte 28278 Revolutionary Warwhen British commander General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents. He wrote that Charlotte was "a hornet 's nest of rebellion", leading to the nickname "The Hornet's Nest". Within decades of Polk's settling, the area grew to become "Charlotte Town", incorporating in Insurveyors marked the streets in a grid pattern for future development.
Charlohte surveying the boundary between the Carolinas inWilliam Moultrie stopped in Charlotte Town, whose five or six houses were "very ordinary built reeal logs".
Local leaders came together in and signed the Mecklenburg Resolvesmore popularly known as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. While not a true Cjarlotte of independence from British rule, it is among the first such declarations that eventually led deeking the American Revolution.
May 20, the traditional date of the signing of the declaration, is celebrated annually in Charlotte as "MecDec", with musket and cannon Adult seeking real sex NC Charlotte 28278 by reenactors in Independence Square.
North Carolina's state flag and state seal also bear the date. Inin nearby Cabarrus County, year-old Conrad Reed found a pound rock, which his family Chwrlotte as a doorstop. Many veins of gold were found in the area throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, leading to the founding of the Charlotte Mint. North Carolina was the chief producer of gold in the United States until the Sierra Nevada find in although the volume mined in the Charlotte area was dwarfed by subsequent rushes.
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Some groups still pan for gold occasionally in local streams and creeks. The Reed Gold Mine operated until The Rea, Mint was active untilwhen Confederate forces seized it at the outbreak of the Civil War.
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The mint was not reopened at the war's end, but the building, albeit in a different location, now houses the Mint Museum of Art. The city's first boom came after the Civil War, as a cotton processing center and a railroad hub.
Charlotte's city population at the Census grew to 7, InCharlotte surpassed Wilmington to become North Carolina's largest city. Population grew again during Adult seeking real sex NC Charlotte 28278 War Iwhen the U.
Many soldiers and suppliers stayed after the war, launching an urban ascent that eventually overtook older city rivals along the Piedmont Crescent. In the census, Charlotte lost its title as the state's largest city to Winston-Salemwhich with a population of 48, had 2, more people than Charlotte. However, Charlotte regained its status several years later.
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Catherine's and Rudisill gold mines. Though the Catawba River and its lakes lie several miles west, there are no significant bodies of water or other geological features eeeking the city center.
Consequently, development has neither been constrained nor helped by waterways or ports that have contributed to many cities of similar size. The lack of these obstructions has contributed to Charlotte's growth as a highway, rail, and air transportation hub. Smith University campus and extending to the airport. NoDa North Davidsonnorth of Uptown, is an emerging center for arts and entertainment.
The SouthPark area offers shopping, dining, and multifamily housing. Far South Boulevard is home to a large Hispanic community. The large area known as Southeast Charlotte is home to many golf communities, luxury developments, churches, the Jewish community center, and private schools.
As undeveloped land within Mecklenburg has become scarce, many of these communities have expanded into Weddington and Waxhaw in Union County.
Since the s in particular, Uptown Charlotte has undergone massive construction of buildings, housing Bank of AmericaWells FargoHearst CorporationDuke Energyseveral hotels, and multiple condominium developments. The urban section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway was completed in Inspired in part by the San Antonio River Walkand integral to Charlotte's extensive urban Chatlotte system, it is "a huge milestone" according to Gwen Cook, greenway planner for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.
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Census estimatereleased in May showedresidents living within Charlotte's city limits and 1, in Mecklenburg County. There arehousing Adult seeking real sex NC Charlotte 28278 at an average density of 1, According to the United States Censusthe racial composition of Charlotte was Inthe Census Bureau reported Charlotte's population as The percentage of the population living at or Fuck buddy Memphis pa the poverty line is Out of the total population, Charlotte has historically been a Protestant city.
It is the birthplace of Billy Grahamand is also the historic seat of Southern Presbyterianismbut the changing demographics of the city's increasing population have brought scores of new deeking and faiths.
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In total, Charlotte proper has over places of worship. The Presbyterian Church USA is now the fourth largest denomination in Charlotte, with 68, members and congregations. The second largest Presbyterian denomination, the Presbyterian Church wex America has 43 churches and 12, members, followed by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with 63 churches and 9, members.
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Matthew Parish, located in the Ballantyne neighborhood, is Char,otte largest Catholic parish with over 30, parishioners. Charlotte has the Adult seeking real sex NC Charlotte 28278 Jewish population in the Carolinas. As of [update] The largest religion in Charlotte is Christianitywith Baptists The second largest Christian group are the Roman Catholics 9.
Other Christian affiliates include Pentecostals 2.