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Charlotte



Introduction of Charlotte
City of S North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County125 mi WSW of Raleigh. The largest city of NorthCarolina, it was settled in 1748. The MecklenburgDeclaration of Independence was signed here in May1775. It was occupied in 1780 by Lord Cornwallis,during which time it became known as the Hornets'Nest because of the fierce opposition it offered to theBritish. Until the 1849 California Gold Rush, Charlottewas the center of the nation's gold production.A Confederate naval yard during the Civil War, itwas the scene of the last meeting of Jefferson Davis'scabinet in 1865.City of S North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County125 mi WSW of Raleigh. The largest city of NorthCarolina, it was settled in 1748. The MecklenburgDeclaration of Independence was signed here in May1775. It was occupied in 1780 by Lord Cornwallis,during which time it became known as the Hornets'Nest because of the fierce opposition it offered to theBritish. Until the 1849 California Gold Rush, Charlottewas the center of the nation's gold production.A Confederate naval yard during the Civil War, itwas the scene of the last meeting of Jefferson Davis'scabinet in 1865.

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