Notable People & Places

The Town of Huntersville's 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee is accepting nominations for notable people and places throughout Huntersville's history that have made a significant positive impact on the local community. Those selected by the committee will be recognized during the 150th Celebration throughout 2023.

Huntersville Names to Know Nomination Form

  1. Isaac Torrence Graham

    Isaac Torrence Graham was the first and only principal of Torrence-Lytle High School (1937-1966) in Huntersville. Read on...
  2. Dr. Hillis Ledbetter Seay

    Dr. Hillis Ledbetter Seay was a local physician who practiced medicine in the Huntersville area for more than 50 years. Read on...
  3. William Amos Hough, Jr.

    William Amos Hough, Jr., a lifelong educator, served as principal of North Mecklenburg High School from 1955 to 1974. Read on...
  4. James Hoyt Wilhelm

    James Hoyt Wilhelm was one of 11 children born to tenant farmers in Huntersville and began his baseball career in the Lake Norman area Read on...
  5. Richard Barry

    Richard Barry was a tanner, legislator, and one of the signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Read on...
  6. Dwight Shaw Cross Jr.

    Dwight Shaw Cross Jr. returned home after serving as a pilot in the Air Force and went to work for his dad at Cross Chevrolet, which he later owned. Read on...
  7. Ryder Michael Ryan

    Ryder Michael Ryan, a professional baseball pitcher, was born in Huntersville and attended North Mecklenburg High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read on...
  8. Chief John Albert Rape

    Huntersville Police Chief John Albert Rape was killed in the line of duty during the early morning hours of January 1, 1938. Read on...
  9. Andrea Stinson

    Andrea Stinson attended North Mecklenburg High School and was selected as Female Player of the Year for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in 1986-87. Read on...
  10. General William Lee Davidson

    General William Lee Davidson was a Revolutionary War officer who died protecting Cowan’s Ford from an enemy crossing. Read on...
  11. Margaret "Belle" Banks

    Margaret “Belle” Banks was Chairman of the Board for Central Piedmont Community College during the organizational period leading to the establishment of the North Campus in Huntersville. Read on...
  12. Spencer Allen Irvin

    Spencer Allen Irvin served the Huntersville community as Fire Chief for 39 years. Read on...
  13. William LeGette Blythe

    William LeGette Blythe made his name as one of the most respected journalists and versatile authors of Mecklenburg County. Read on...
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