Settlers Cemetery Japanese Maples

SPECIES: Acer palmatum DIAMETER: 24 HEIGHT: 30' SPREAD: 30' ORIGINAL TREASURE TREE: No

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Address:

West 5th & North Church
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Coordinates:

35.229294
-80.84274

 

History

Settlers Cemetery was the first resting place for deceased souls of the up and coming town of Charlotte. Gravesites date from 1776 through 1884. Prominent Charlotteans confined within the cemetery include; Nathaniel Alexander, GreeneWashington Caldwell,Revolutionary War hero Major General George Graham,and Thomas Polk.Polk was a Charlotte founding father, and great-uncle of United States President James K. Polk.

Introduced to the United States in the 1800s, Japanese maples serve as the focal point of many a garden and landscape. This pair of Japanese maples are elegant examples of their species. Having reached maturity, their vibrance is in stunning contrast to the centuries old headstones.

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