Mint Hill lawn care services
Piedmont, North Carolina is rich in variety and diversity. Busy urban areas like Charlotte offer fast-paced business arenas by day and enlivened nightlife possibilities. On the outskirts of Charlotte, the best of suburban living is embodied in towns like dynamic Mint Hill, North Carolina.
Before the 18th century, the land that is now Mint Hill was occupied by Catawba Indians. Early settlers, prospectors, and more recent farmers often found buried arrowheads when plowing their fields or working the soil.
The 1700s brought changes as white settlers began homesteading the area. By 1750, these settlers staked their claims to the land, and the town began to grow. The name of Mint Hill was eventually chosen, but the exact reason is not known.
The fertile soil of the area grew an abundance of fresh herbs and spices. Mint Hill might have been named for the vast amount of mint grown in the area.
Another explanation for the name is the historical gold rush of the early 1800s, the finding of gold near Charlotte, NC in 1799, and the continuing gold rush that led to a US Mint being established in the Charlotte area.
The Surface Hill gold mine and the assay office were located in what is now Mint Hill for people to bring the gold they found to be assessed for authenticity and estimated value.
The only US Mint that produced gold coins at that time was based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shipping the gold found in the Charlotte area could more easily be done by sending it by ship to Europe than by making the long, treacherous journey over rough land with few roads or bridges.
In 1835, Congress passed a bill funding mints in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dahlonega, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte Mint opened its doors in 1837 and started minting gold coins in 1838. Since the town of Mint Hill was originally incorporated in 1890, the town could have been named for the local mint.
Mint Hill's Ongoing Progress
As the Charlotte area grew and prospered, road construction began to be planned around 1905. Incorporated areas were not included in the paving to be done. Mint Hill town charter was annulled to allow for road paving in the area.
In 1909, a general store was opened in the area under the proprietorship of R. J. McEwen. Along with groceries, seeds, clothing, and shoes, McEwen's General Store stocked appliances, farming equipment, and medicines. Mint Hill's first postal service was operated at the general store. As a service to the community, Mr. McEwen began selling locally-made coffins which led to the establishment of McEwen's Funeral Home by Carl McEwen in 1935.
On March 11, 1971, Mint Hill was again incorporated under the leadership of John M. McEwen and wife Eva Scott McEwen. There was talk about annexing the Mint Hill area into the city of Charlotte. Mr. McEwen said he saw a choice between being one of 1,200 or one of 300,000. He voluntarily served as Mint Hill's first mayor until an election could be held. Mint Hill became known as "the town that McEwen built".
Mint Hill Historical Society
In 1985, a "For Sale" sign was posted in front of the office of Dr. Ayer Whitley. To preserve Mint Hill history, a group of 21 citizens drew up and approved a charter for the Mint Hill Historical Society.
More than three decades later, the Mint Hill Historical Society offers an authentic look at the people and places that laid the groundwork for the Mint Hill of the 21st century.
The restored Gold Assay Office offers a wealth of information about the history of gold mining and displays of some of the original equipment and processes used.
Visitors to Mint Hill will enjoy the beautiful horticultural displays at the Main Square Town Clock on the corner of Lawyers' and Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
The 17-foot-tall Christmas tree in front of Mint Hill Town Hall, surrounded by a lawn of plush, green grass and beautiful shrubbery, is a year-round attraction.
Mint Hill citizens take pride in their town and invest tax money into keeping it green and beautiful. They also take pride in their homes and lawns/gardens and spend time and money in keeping them beautiful and thriving. We offer individualized lawn evaluations and provide professional lawn-care experts with state-of-the-art technology. Visit our website today, and get your free online quote.