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Liberty Hall/Queens Museum/British Cemetery

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Revolutionary War era Cemetery, northern half of South Tryon and College Street between Martin Luther King Blvd. and 3rd St., Charlotte, NC.This location has no evidence of a former cemetery.

This boys school, known as Queens Museum, was originally refused a charter by King George III. Mecklenburgers later changed the name to Liberty Hall. This cemetery was in the front yard of the original Queens Museum/Liberty Hall school for young men, located in Charlotte. British soldiers who were killed at the Square (Trade & Tryon) during the Battle of Charlotte were buried there. The school was located between S. Tryon and College St. and 2nd and 3rd St. The school occupied the northern half of the block between S. Tryon and College St. In 1897, when excavations were done at that site for the fourth Mecklenburg County Courthouse, the bones of British soldiers were found.


(1) The Charlotte Democrat, 5/27/1897, p. 4

(2) In an article from The Charlotte Observer, 6/7/1936, called "Interesting Carolina People", by Mrs. J. A. Yarbrough, Mrs. David Parks Hutchison is interviewed. Mrs. Hutchison says, "My grandmother, Mrs. William E. White, died during the [Civil] War and we went to live with my grandfather at his home on South Tryon. It is one of the city's most historic blocks, for it was there that the school, Queens Museum, afterwards Liberty Hall, was built. In the front yard were rows of graves where soldiers of the American Revolution were buried."

(3) LeGette Blythe and Charles Brockmann, Hornets' Nest: The History of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, (Charlotte, 1961) p.167 

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