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Historic Markers North Carolina Charlotte

James K. Polk Mounument

Monument marking the birthplace of President James K. Polk.  It was erected by the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Physical Description: 5 x 8 3/4 original mounted print


Confederate Naval Yard Historic Marker

A state historic marker stands amidst new development in the first block of West Trade St. It marks the location of the Mecklenburg Iron Works which was leased to the Confederate Navy during the Civil War by the owner, John Wilkes. After the war, Wilkes regained ownership and operated the factory there until he sold the building to the railroad and moved operations to West Trade Street.