Newly discovered map reveals long forgotten Mecklenburg town

The Mint Hill Times

The legend on this map shows the soil conditions throughout the county. In Gladis, "Ccl" indicates clay loam. "Cc" is clay. "Csl" is sandy loam. The black dots along the roads are the houses.

 

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.


 

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