Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery

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Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
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Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery is located in North Carolina
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery is located in the United States
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Location7407 Steele Creek Rd., near Charlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates35°11′3″N 80°57′23″W / 35.18417°N 80.95639°W / 35.18417; -80.95639Coordinates: 35°11′3″N 80°57′23″W / 35.18417°N 80.95639°W / 35.18417; -80.95639
Area17 acres (6.9 ha)
Built1889 (1889)
ArchitectNorris, H.J.; Bigham Workshop
Architectural styleGothic Revival
MPSRural Mecklenburg County MPS
NRHP reference #91000082[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 21, 1991

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery is a historic Presbyterian church complex and national historic district located near Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The church was founded in 1760 and the current sanctuary was built in 1889, and is a rectangular, Gothic Revival style brick building. It is five bays wide and six bays deep, and has pointed-arched sash windows, shallow buttresses, and steeply pitched roof parapet. The cemetery contains approximately 1,700 headstones, with the oldest dating to 1763.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Richard Mattson and William Huffman (July 1990). "Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.