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First Presbyterian Church

Marker 12

In 1815, the Charlotte town commissioners set aside this land for a town church. The first building was finished in 1823. While initially a non-denominational meeting house known as the Town Church, The Presbyterian Church purchased the property to nurture the Charlotte community. Dr. Robert Hall Morrison, who later became the first President of Davidson College, was installed as the first pastor of the church in 1821.

While Fourth Ward has changed over the years, First Presbyterian Church has stood “for Christ in the Heart of Charlotte.” The main sanctuary was dedicated in 1895, while two additions from 1993 and 2001 renovations flank either side.

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