The history of the telephone exchange names in Charlotte, as in most significant United States cities, can be divided into three periods:
At this time, I have no information about the Charlotte exchanges in the pre-dial period or the early dial period, and only limited information about the late dial period, mostly derived from one directory, so the data on this site are very limited and incomplete. To access this information click here.
It should be noted that on September 9, 1956 a new telephone directory became effective, and the EMerson 6 exchange began service. It is not clear whether the late dial period also started on that date (the directory seems to imply that all numbers were changed on that date), and so I will assume that this was the start but will change the information on these pages to reflect this if I find out otherwise. (While links to the pre-dial and early dial periods are provided, they will not provide any data at present; they are only here for future use.)
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Last modified February 21, 2015.