This article by Virginia Brown form Charlotte Magazine came across my Twitter timeline this morning and I wanted to share it with you all. Ever wonder who Sharon is when driving around Charlotte, Sharon amity, Sharon Road, Sharon Lane? Well this article has the answers to that question and then some!
So who is Sharon? Turns out, Sharon isn’t a person, it’s a place. In the Bible, Sharon refers to the coastal plain of Palestine, today’s Israel. The Book of Isaiah reads: “Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks, and … a place for herds to lie down, for my people who have sought me.” That’s why so many churches also contain the name. Before suburbs, churches dominated countryside landmarks, so roads were often named for the churches they led to.