Mecklenburg County

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Mecklenburg County is named for the German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who became queen consort of King George III of Great Britain and who lived from 1744 to 1818.


Created:  November 3, 1762

County Seat: 

Charlotte  1763 – present


County Courthouse – Charlotte


Location:  832 East 4th Street / South McDowell Street

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern Highrise

Architect:   Schekel & Shultz Architects, HRD Architecture and Kallmann, McKinnell & Wood Architects

Contractor:  FN Thompson Company and Turner Construction Company


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a nine story glass and concrete structure. The building forms a triangle on the southwest corner with at tower rising above the building and having large pillars rising three stories at the recessed entrance. The top of the tower is open with thin pillars supporting an overhang. Large pillars run along the north and east sides and rise three stories. The top story has recessed windows with square concrete framed openings.


Old County Courthouse – Charlotte




Location:  700 East Trade Street / Alexander Street

Built:  1926 – 1928

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:   Louis H Ashbury of Charlotte

Contractor:  J J McDevitt Company of Charlotte


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray colored granite stone, limestone and bronze structure. The building has a wide recessed porch supported by ten large stone columns. The three large doorways are bronze. On either side of the wide porch is a large arched window on the second story with smaller windows on either side. A projecting stone cornice follows the roof line. Wide steps descend from the porch on the first story.


Note:  A courthouse was built in 1836. The previous courthouse was designed by Frank P Milburn and constructed by McAfee & Company in 1897.


County Administration – Charlotte




Location:  600 East 4th Street / Alexander Street

Built:  1985 – 1989

Style:  Modern Highrise

Architect:   J N Pease Associates

Contractor:  Metric Polote


Description:  The building faces north and is a fourteen story glass and concrete structure. The building is named as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center and faces onto a wide plaza.



N – Iredell County 

E – Cabarrus County

S – Union County, Lancaster County, South Carolinia and York County, South Carolina

W – Gaston County and Lincoln County
































Photos taken 2008