British Encampment, 1780 Historical

British Encampment, 1780 Historical (HM1T2I)

Location: Charlotte, NC 28202 Mecklenburg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 13.555', W 80° 50.684'

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From September 26 to October 12, 1780, the Southern British Army was encamped in Charlotte. The camp totaled about 4,000 people including officers, soldiers, loyalists, laborers, sutlers, and camp followers. The encampment was a square, about 400 yards across, centered on the Courthouse at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets. You are standing in the Southern part of that encampment with British Lt. Col. Tarleton's infantry and cavalry, the loyalist militia, and camp followers. The four cannons of the artillery were placed in the crossroads near the courthouse.
HM NumberHM1T2I
Year Placed2012
Placed ByMecklenburg Historical Association - May 20th Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 514129 N 3898107
Decimal Degrees35.22591667, -80.84473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 13.555', W 80° 50.684'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 13' 33.3" N, 80° 50' 41.04" W
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Area Code(s)704, 980
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 237 S Tryon St, Charlotte NC 28202, US
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