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The article details the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, created by Mecklenburg County residents on May 20, 1775 to declare their separation from the British government. It also highlights the freedom loving nature of Mecklenburg County's original settlers from the mid-17th century and the county's resistance to British over reach throughout its history.
President Andrew Jackson was raised in South Carolina; however his birthplace may have been North Carolina. Jackson’s parents settled near the North Carolina/South Carolina border and Jackson himself claimed he was born south of the border. The author uses oral histories and land tract data to argue that the McKemey household where Jackson was born fell within the North Carolina boundary in Mecklenberg County.