“Presbyterian” Streets

Many of Charlotte’s early settlers were Scots-Irish Presbyterians, and their churches became this area’s first landmarks. That’s the reason that many of our earliest roads are named for the churches they led to: Providence Road, Sharon Road, Sugar (Sugaw) Creek Road, Sardis Road, Carmel Road, Steele Creek Road.

— Tom Hanchett

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Here’s a little history of just a few of Charlotte’s streets:
Sharon Road
Wilkinson Blvd
Central Avenue
Presbyterian Streets
Barringer Drive