Task Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence - OU00E1

 Alexandriana Park

Hidden by  TermiteHunter

N 35° 21.469' W 80° 49.388' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > North Carolina
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 29 September 2010
 Date Created: 29 September 2010
 Last Modified: 29 September 2010
 Waypoint: OU00E1


{{found}} 12 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
1 Watchers
4040 Visitors
6 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Quick Cache Kid Friendly Historic Site Listed on OCNA Only 

Please see the attributes article for more information.

Description   EN   

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
The flag of North Carolina bears the date of the Mecklenburg Declaration: May 20, 1775.
    The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence pre-dates the US Declaration of Independence by a full year.  This is the site of the signing of the Meck-Dec. by Charlotte area leaders in 1775.  While no original document exists it is believed to be the first such document scribed by the citizens of the British colonies.  The 5 original copies were destroyed in a fire at the home of John McKnitt Alexander.  On Sept 3 1800, Mr. Alexander produced two copies of the document from his notes. There is some dispute as to its origins and even its existance but is said to be the foundation from which the Mecklenburg Resolves were created.  

There is little here at this location aside from a Plaque and a covered display with a recreation of the document.

To claim your find submit a photo of your GPSR at the large stone with the plaque


Find caches nearby on OCNA (radius 100 mi): All  Searchable   
Find Geocaches on:   

When downloading this file, you accept our Terms of Use.

Log Entries    {{found}} 12x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 03 June 2018 GoinPostNet Found it

Stopped by for the Cache Across America cache and noticed this OCNA cache. Thanks for the virtual!
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
GoinPostNet at GZ
GoinPostNet at GZ

1 17 November 2016 texliebmann Found it

already logged this once, but the OC site crashed. Here is my second attempt.

I had vaguely heard about this in the past. I remember the old NC plates used to say "First in Freedom" instead of "First in Flight".

I found this at night, thus the photo is a bit dark.


Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
The Meck at Night
The Meck at Night

1 05 April 2015 ithink314 Found it

Never stopped while commuting past here, but stopped for this interesting virtual. Went for the gc gc next. Thanks, TermiteHunter, for setting this up!

+/- # 30 @ April 5, 2015 4:25 PM
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
The Camera *is* the GPSR
The Camera *is* the GPSR
View from Afar
View from Afar

1 15 September 2014 yakkerm2 Found it

TFTC. Cool history. Thanks for bringing me here.

1 30 May 2014 HB31 Found it

Thanks for the history lesson!  As a transplanted North Carolinian, I enjoy learning about our new home state.
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
The plaque
The plaque