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Charlotte is located in Mecklenburg County and it is the county seat. The city is situated between Gastonia and Kannapolis along Interstate 85, on the banks of the Rocky River. Residents experience four seasons and a moderate climate. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 504,637, an increase of 85,079 since 1990.

Charlotte's leading industries are industrial machinery, printing & publishing, food & beverages, rubber & plastics, and chemicals.

The city was named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. According to local tradition, Charlotte patriots signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence in 1775, a year before the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

Places to visit include the Charlotte Museum of History, Historic Latta Plantation and the Charlotte Historic Trolley Museum. There also is the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and Ribbon Walk. The city is the home of the UNC Charlotte.

Charlotte is part of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area.

Yiasou Greek Festival | American Business And Fashion Institute | East Coast Bible College |
Antique Shops and Shows By Gone Days Antiques |
Art J. Richards Gallery | Pope's Gallery |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Guytano's Restaurant | University Memorial Hospital |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Courtyard by Marriott-University Park | Holiday Inn Express Sugar Creek |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate First Colony Corporation | Holden Properties | Sally Brown, REALTOR |
Shopping Brocante Antiques | Classic Antique Wood | Patio USA | Spa at Margo Blue |

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Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.

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