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

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

 
 
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Marker
Inscription. On March 15, 1781, the crackling of musket fire, the clamor of headlong cavalry charges, and the cries of the wounded disturbed the serenity of these woods and fields. Coming late in the war, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse was a climatic episode in the struggle for American independence.

To follow the progress of the fighting, take the 2¼-mile auto/bicycle tour road and see where thickets and stream valleys broke soldiers’ orderly ranks into an unpredictable struggle. Foot trails lead deeper into the battleground to other sites and monuments.

The national park preserves the historic landscape much as it appeared at the time of the battle. Beyond its boundaries, there are many other recreation opportunities.

The visitor center near the American first line offers exhibits, a film, a battle map program, and information about special programs.

Tannenbaum Historic Park interprets life before, during, and after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

Greensboro Country Park has picnic shelters, hiking and biking trails, and fishing lakes.

Jaycee Park provides tennis courts and team athletic fields.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Marker
36° 7.875′ N, 79° 50.787′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on New Garden Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, at the entrance to the Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain James Morehead (a few steps from this marker); A Heroine of ‘76 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Begins (within shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. Martha McFarlane McGee-Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Gillies (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Macon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brig. Gen. Jethro Sumner (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The upper right of the marker contains a map of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and surrounding parks. Also on the marker are images of an American officer and a British Foot soldier.
 
Also see . . .
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker at Guilford Courthouse Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
3. Marker at Guilford Courthouse Visitor Center
 

2. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Account of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. (Submitted on August 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse 1781. An account of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse from a British perspective from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on August 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Statue of Nathaniel Greene in Guilford Courrthouse National Park image. Click for full size.
By Tom Daoust, circa June 2013
4. Statue of Nathaniel Greene in Guilford Courrthouse National Park
The area around this statue is the most beautiful part of the park. Nice place to set up a chair in the shade and read a good history book.
Similar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
5. Similar Marker
An identical maker is located in the parking lot at Old Battleground Road and New Garden Road, at coordinates 36.133016, -79.845752.
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
6. National Historic Landmark Marker
Guilford Court House
Battlefield
has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
2001
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016.
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