Welcome to the Mecklenburg SAR

The Mecklenburg Chapter, North Carolina Society, Sons of the American Revolution, is located in historic Charlotte, NC. The Revolutionary War marched through the middle of Charlotte and our area is rich in history, memory, and documented Patriot ancestry.

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History. Ancestry. Family. 87 years.

The Mecklenburg Chapter was chartered on April 27, 1928 as a chapter of the State of North Carolina Society of the sons of the American Revolution.

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The Mecklenburg Chapter of the SAR.

Celebrants of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, tragedy, and triumph for the men who achieved the independence for the American people.

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The Mecklenburg Chapter was chartered on April 27, 1928 as a chapter in the State of North Carolina Society of the sons of the American Revolution.

Charlotte is a Hornet's nest of rebellion.

- British General Cornwallis after he was driven out of the city by hostile residents.

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was signed on May 20, 1775, making Mecklenburg County the first part of the Thirteen Colonies to declare independence from Great Britain.

Upcoming Events

12 September 2015 - **NEW CHAPTER CHARTER CEREMOMY!** Attention all North Carolina SAR members! Please join us as we welcome our State's 27th new chapter, the Colonel Alexander Erwin Chapter in Morganton, NC. The ceremony will begin at 1:00pm at the McDowell House, 119 Saint Marys Church Road, Morganton, NC 28655. Attending local dignitaries include the Mayor of Morganton, and the Regent of Quaker Meadows Chapter, NSDAR, and the District 1 Director of the DAR. A catered lunch will be served immediately following the ceremony for $10 per person. To attend the ceremony, please RSVP with Tim Berly, North Carolina SAR President, at tberly@carolina.rr.com.

26 September 2015 - Our Mecklenburg chapter will be conducting a free Genealogy Workshop at the 2015 Genealogy Fair held at the Gaston County Library, 1555 E Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054. This event is free and open to the public from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Our chapter will have a table where we can meet potential members, assist them with details on genealogy research, and answer questions they may have. To participate, please contact Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org or Dave Alls at david.a.alls@gmail.com. Dress is either Uniform, Colonial Attire, or business casual.

17 October 2015 - You are invited to join our chapter and NCSSAR Color Guard to assist the Gov. John Archdale Chapter, National Society of Colonial Dames XVII, in the presentation and unveiling of a monument in the Slave and Native American Cemetery, Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC, beginning at 4:00pm. Sixty-six markers, none marked with names or any writing, represent the graves of slaves and Native Americans. You can watch a video report about the cemetery here. To participate in the Color Guard, please contact Dave Alls at david.a.alls@gmail.com or Ken Luckey at kluckey83@bellsouth.net.

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Past Mecklenburg chapter president Ray Maxson presents the Betsy Ross in Charlotte, NC in 2015.