Past Mayors

John A. Young (1871-1873)

Public Service:
Prior to his service as Charlotte's Mayor, Young was an alderman. Later he became Clerk of the County Court.

During his Administration:

  • The last Union troops occupied Charlotte. They departed in 1872.
  • The town of Pineville was incorporated in 1872.
  • The Carolina Central Railroad connected Charlotte to Wilmington.
  • The cotton industry boomed as textiles made in the Charlotte area were distributed to markets across the state.
            Mayor John Young