With Ohio as an important battleground state in tomorrow’s US election, it’s interesting to note that at almost 250 years ago this area of the country was to become a colony called Charlotina, named for the same Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz after which Charlottetown is named. The colony was never actually established, but it does appear on a map showing British colonies of the day:

Other places named after Queen Charlotte:

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Charlotte County, Virginia
  • Charlotte Hall, Maryland
  • Charlotte Place, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Port Charlotte, Florida
  • Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand
  • Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia


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anonymous on November 3, 2008 - 15:33 Permalink

It looks like there is an extra “A” on the map, so that the name is “Charlotiana”. Am I seeing that right?

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anonymous on November 3, 2008 - 15:36 Permalink

Sorry. Commented before following the links.