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Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence - OU00E1
Alexandriana Park
Owner: TermiteHunter
N 35° 21.469' W 80° 49.388' N 35° 21' 28.14'' W 80° 49' 23.28'' N 35.35782°  W 80.82313° 
Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > North Carolina
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2010-09-29
Date created: 2010-09-29
Date published: 2010-09-29
Last modification: 2010-09-29
12x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 1 watchers
294 visitors
6 x rated
Rated as: Excellent
1 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: stargatekrewe
Cache attributes

Kid Friendly  Listed on OCNA Only  Quick Cache  Historic Site 

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Description EN
Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
The flag of North Carolina bears the date of the Mecklenburg Declaration: May 20, 1775.
    The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence pre-dates the US Declaration of Independence by a full year.  This is the site of the signing of the Meck-Dec. by Charlotte area leaders in 1775.  While no original document exists it is believed to be the first such document scribed by the citizens of the British colonies.  The 5 original copies were destroyed in a fire at the home of John McKnitt Alexander.  On Sept 3 1800, Mr. Alexander produced two copies of the document from his notes. There is some dispute as to its origins and even its existance but is said to be the foundation from which the Mecklenburg Resolves were created.  

There is little here at this location aside from a Plaque and a covered display with a recreation of the document.

To claim your find submit a photo of your GPSR at the large stone with the plaque
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