Sue McDonald, administrative director at the Mint Hill Historical Society, said they recently uncovered a soil map from 1910 that shows a long lost town in the area. While looking at the landmarks and towns, they noticed that the area where Fayetteville Road (now Albemarle Road) and Blair Road intersect there was a town called Gladis
“That is news to me! I haven’t seen Gladis on anything,” McDonald said.
While the town of Mint Hill was officially incorporated in 1971, the area has been settled since the late 1700s.