Map of NC

Map of NC

June 30, 2016

Mecklenburg County Patriots

July Fourth, 1776, Independence Day, is traditionally known as the U.S.A.'s birthday.  However, did you know that Mecklenburg County, NC, declared their independence from Great Britain more than a year earlier?  On May 20, 1775, after hearing about the battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts, a small group of incensed militia leaders gathered to declare Mecklenburg County free from British rule.  Interested in learning more?  Then check out Scott Syfert's book, "The First American Declaration of Independence?", at your local library or bookstore.  Happy reading!  Happy Birthday to the United States of America!

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