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Potter's Field Cemetery


1.  Name of Property if any: Potter's Field Cemetery

2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code:

Corner of E. Mccullough Drive and E. WT Harris Boulevard

Charlotte, NC  

3.  Date added to Study list:  3/10/2008

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property:  04933604 

5.  Owner of Property:  MECKLENBURG COUNTY

6.  Current Owner's Contact Information: 





7.  Period or Date of Construction: 

8.  Source of Information for #7: Mecklenburg County Tax Records

9.  Present use of Property:  Cemetery

a. Agricultural, b. Commercial, c. Educational, d. Entertainment, e. Government, f. Industrial, g. Military, h. Museum, i. Park, j. Private Residence, k. Religious, I. Other

10.  Architectural Style:  Cemetery

11.  Architectural Significance: 

a. Outstanding, b. Excellent, c. Notable, d. Commonplace

12.  Paragraph Briefly Summarizing Known History Of The Property:

Potter’s Field, a plot of land owned by the city and used exclusively for the burial of white citizens who could not afford to purchase a plot.