Charlotte NC Trivia
Thinking of relocating to Charlotte NC? Here’s a little Charlotte trivia for you.
Our wonderful weather, diverse culture, low unemployment rate, amazing art, professional sports and state-of-the-art healthcare availability, among many other things, makes the city of Charlotte immensely popular to those thinking of relocating to the area. Although Charlotte is rich in history, we continue to make history with our unbelievable growth!
Charlotte, known as the ‘Queen City‘ is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. We enjoy a high quality of life, including four seasons which enables us to participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Schools rank among the nation’s best; there are numerous opportunities for continuing & post-graduate education with several colleges including Queens College, Johnson & Wales Culinary School and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte located in the city. Central Piedmont Community College, also ranked among the top in the nation, is also located here.
Charlotte is rich in cultural arts, professional sports, amazing shopping and diverse culinary offerings. Our city also celebrates a low unemployment rate and the best available healthcare in the Southeast. Charlotte, named for the German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (or Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg), the 20th largest city in the U.S. is rich in history dating back to the 1700’s.
Here are a few interesting bits of trivia about Charlotte North Carolina:
- World-renowned evangelist, Billiy Graham is a Charlotte NC native. The Billy Graham Evangelical Association is headquartered here in Charlotte also.
- Charles Kuralt was a graduate of Charlotte’s old Central High School and was a reporter for The Charlotte News before joining CBS and producing “On the Road.”***
- The 9th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, was born in the Charlotte Metro region in the Waxhaw area on March 15, 1767.
- The 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk, was also born here on November 2, 1795.
- We actually have the only Dairy Queen that is labeled an historic site–the restaurant displays the only Dairy Queen Eskimo still in use in the US.
- During the Revolutionary War, a British force led by General Cornwallis held Charlotte for two and a half weeks (see Stonecroft Community’s history), deciding to leave after enduring annoying attacks by locals. Cornwallis called Charlotte a “veritable nest of hornets,” and the description stuck. The county seal, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police insignia and various other businesses around town, incorporate a hornets’ nest in their logos.
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