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Hezekiah Alexander Homesite - OU00E0

 Charlotte Museum of History

Hidden by  TermiteHunter

N 35° 14.047' W 80° 46.002' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > North Carolina
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 29 September 2010
 Date Created: 29 September 2010
 Last Modified: 29 September 2010
 Waypoint: OU00E0


{{found}} 7 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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Rated as: Excellent
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Kid Friendly Access Fee Required Historic Site Listed on OCNA Only 

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Hezekiah Alexander Homesite

Hezekiah Alexander House

Hezekiah Alexander was born January 13, 1722, in Cecil County, Maryland. He was the son of James Alexander and Margaret McKnitt. His grandfather, Joseph Alexander, had emigrated to Maryland in the early years of the eighteenth century. Sometime after 1754, Hezekiah, as well as his brother, John McKnitt, emigrated to North Carolina.

The Alexanders quickly established themselves in their new home, Mecklenburg County. Although Hezekiah had come to North Carolina as a blacksmith, it was as a farmer that he made his fortune. On April 1, 1767, he purchased, from his brother John, a tract of land containing over three hundred acres located on a branch of Sugar Creek. It was here that in 1774 he built a stone house to accommodate his wife, Mary Sample, and their growing family. The house was to remain Hezekiah's residence until his death in 1801, and became the center of his expanding farming enterprises. Both Hezekiah and John McKnitt Alexander were active in the affairs of their county. John was a crown surveyor and county magistrate. Hezekiah played an active role in the church, being an elder in the Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church. He was also a trustee of Queens College, chartered in 1771, renamed Liberty Hall in 1774. Both brothers numbered among their friends and associates the prominent community leaders of Mecklenburg; among these were Thomas Polk, William Sample, Ephraim Brevard, the Phifers, the Averys, and Jeremiah MaCafforty.

With the approach of the Revolution, both of the Alexander brothers became increasingly involved in the events which would culminate in independence from Great Britain. In 1775 both men were members of the Mecklenburg County Committee of Safety. On August 21, 1775, Hezekiah was appointed by the Provincial Congress meeting in Hillsborough to the Salisbury District Committee of Safety which was to serve as the local governing body for a multi-county area. In November, 1776, Hezekiah joined other state delegates at Halifax to form the Fifth Provincial Congress which was charged with the task of writing the first state constitution. After the Halifax Congress, Hezekiah joined the Fourth Regiment of North Carolina Troops as Paymaster.

Hezekiah Alexander's stone house is possibly the only extant structure belonging to a framer of the state's first constitution.

Architecturally, the Hezekiah Alexander House reflects the influence of the German emigrants who came to North Carolina from Pennsylvania in the 1750s and 60s. During that period several thousand families settled in Mecklenburg and the adjoining counties. Many of those settlers constructed houses of native stone similar to that of Alexander's. They were quite similar in form to houses built by the Germans in Pennsylvania and the Dutch in the Hudson Valley. The Hezekiah Alexander House is one of the few surviving examples of this architectural type in North Carolina.

Claim your find:
Take a photo of your GPSR at the cannon situated in front of the museum
Note that payed admission to the Museum is not required to access the cannon located in the parking area.


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Log Entries    {{found}} 7x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 10 April 2017 ithink314 Found it

I'm surprised I hadn't stopped here before, but now that is rectified. Went out back and looked around too. I'll need to return to see inside the buildings, and hear that giant bell ring. Had a bird fly out the barrel while looking at the wrong end of the cannon. All quiet on Monday. Will upload my "GPS" photo soon.

### **Thanks, TermiteHunter, for setting this up!** ###

+/- 101 @ April 10, 2017 5:26 PM.

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Wrong end
Wrong end
Home sweet home, for the birds
Home sweet home, for the birds
Ring my bell
Ring my bell
Hezekiah's rock house
Hezekiah's rock house

1 30 August 2014 sfcchaz Found it

DudleyGrunt and I came down to North Carolina to seek some OCNA caches. They are many, many OCNA caches in the Charlotte area and we wanted to seek them during the current contest going on the OCNA site.

DG was kind enough to swing by here for me although he had already found this one a while back. Thanks for placing this cache. TFTC

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sfcchaz at Hezekiah Alexander Homesite
sfcchaz at Hezekiah Alexander Homesite

1 22 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

3486.  Museuam was closed, but I was able to get the required photo.  Looks like it would be a great place to visit when they're open.

Thanks and Happy Trails!

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1 22 January 2011 team sadler Found it

our first opencache i want to fire this thing,please just once. thanks for this hide thats not hidden. nice break from looking for micros in the woods
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1 30 December 2010 NASCAR3nut Found it

I got off of work early and made my way by this one. I was tempted to park in the bus parking, but the parking lot was pretty empty so I just swung around and parked as close as I could. I grabbed the GPS and camera phone and made my way to the cannon. I took the required picture and was on my way.


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N3N at the canon
N3N at the canon