Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Queen Charlotte 

"Charlotte County was named in honor of the Protestant German princess Sophie Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, a small domain in north Germany.  Charlotte was born in 1744 and lived in a castle situated between two lakes in the woods close to the Baltic Sea…" 

long art.








One Response to Mecklenburg-Strelitz

  • Editor says:

    On November 10, 1764, a bill for dividing the county of Lunenburg into three distinct counties was passed, and thus Charlotte County was created and named in honor of Queen Charlotte. Mecklenburg County was also created at this time and named in honor of Charlotte’s birthplace.