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Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hoskins Farmstead

 
 
Hoskins Farmstead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
1. Hoskins Farmstead Marker
Inscription. Joseph Hoskins bought his 150-acre farmstead for £200 “Current money of the State of North Carolina” in May 1778. Not much is known about the property and how it was utilized after Hoskins purchased it, but his will indicates some of the activities that took place on the farm.

When Hoskins died in 1799, he left three horses, two cows, five head of sheep, 250 acres, and a variety of personal and household items to his wife Hannah and to his four sons and four daughters. To his wife he gave the “use and profits of the plantation whereon I now live,” but instructed her “not to sell or dispose of the timber except what is necessary for the use of the hous and plantation.” Choosing not to name a specific heir, Hoskins left all the “farming utentials” for the general good of the plantation.

Below [the] forest is a small piece of open ground, which appeared to have been cultivated in corn the preceding summer.
        Lt. Col. Henry “Lighthorse Harry” Lee

 
Erected by Tannenbaum Historic Park.
 
Location. 36° 7.783′ N, 79° 51.138′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is
Hoskins Farmstead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Hoskins Farmstead Marker
Tannenbaum Historic Park preserves a portion of Joseph Hoskins farm. At the time of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, the farmstead totaled 150-acres. It was 250 acres at Hoskins' death.
at the intersection of New Garden Road and Battleground Avenue (U.S. 220), on the right when traveling east on New Garden Road. Click for map. Marker is in Tannenbaum Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 New Garden Road, Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Attack (a few steps from this marker); Tannenbaum Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Tannenbaum Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilford Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph G. Cannon (about 500 feet away); Crown Forces at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. James Tate (approx. ¼ mile away); Local Hero (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a picture of the Hoskins Farmstead showing livestock, farming equipment and a corn field.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tannenbaum Historic Park. Guilford Battleground Company website. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Marker in Tannenbaum Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
3. Marker in Tannenbaum Historic Park
Joseph Hoskins farmstead served as the staging ground for General Charles Cornwallis' British troops prior to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
Double Pen Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
4. Double Pen Barn
This early 19-century double pen barn was moved to the Hoskins Farmstead in Tannenbaum Historic Park in 1987.
Hoskins House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
5. Hoskins House
This house was built on this site 1811-1813. It was occupied by the Hoskins family until 1925.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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