Trade and Tryon

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The intersection of Trade Street & Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte, NC on October 7, 2007.

The intersection of Trade and Tryon streets is the crossroads of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina; it marks the city center and divides the city's first four wards.[1] The two streets intersect at Independence Square,[2] known locally as simply "The Square", this originated as the crossroads for a pair of native American trails. From this location, the city was founded and expanded. Tryon Street runs northeast-southwest, while Trade Street runs southeast-northwest.

Notable structures and events[edit]

The Bank of America Corporate Center (right)


  1. ^ "1. The Square". Route VII. Uptown Walking Tour Part 1. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
  2. ^ "History of Independence Square – Trade and Tryon Streets". March 12, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 35°13′38″N 80°50′35″W / 35.2272°N 80.8431°W / 35.2272; -80.8431