Charlotte’s historical hidden gems: Hezekiah Alexander Homesite

Charlotte’s historical hidden gems: Hezekiah Alexander Homesite
Hezekiah Alexander Homesite at the Charlotte Museum of History (Courtesy Charlotte Museum of History)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Set atop a hill on the wooded grounds of the Charlotte Museum of History is a two-story stone house built in 1774.

Home to early patriot Hezekiah Alexander, his wife Mary Sample and their 10 children, the 5,000-square-foot “Rock House” is the oldest surviving structure in Mecklenburg County.

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Local historians believe Alexander was one of five men who were at the center of Mecklenburg’s political and economic struggles during the Revolutionary War years and one of the original signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and accompanied by a reproduction log kitchen, barn and reconstructed two-story springhouse.

When the museum is open, guided tours of the homesite are included with admission. Currently, the museum and grounds are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, click here.

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