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Francis McNairy House

 
 
Francis McNairy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
1. Francis McNairy House Marker
Inscription. Originally located in northwest Guilford County, this two-story log house was the home of Francis and Mary Boyd McNairy. Like other Scots-Irish families, the McNairys migrated to North Carolina from Pennsylvania. In 1762, they purchased 640 acres of land, and probably lived in a smaller house until this structure was built. Between 1762 and 1786 Mary gave birth to eleven children.

In 1967 the museum purchased this house and moved it approximately eight miles from its original site on Old Battleground Road near Horsepen Creek. Following extensive renovations in 1994, the house was restored and reinterpreted to the 1820s, when siding covered the exterior logs and pine paneling, chair rail and decorative mantels were added to the interior.

According to tradition David Caldwell, a self-trained physician, used the house as a field hospital after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on March 15, 1781.
 
Erected by Greensboro Historical Museum.
 
Location. 36° 4.53′ N, 79° 47.23′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker can be reached from Lindsay Street. Click for map. Located in Mary Lynn Richardson Park on Lindsay Street. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Francis McNairy House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
2. Francis McNairy House and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christian Isley House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lindsay Street School (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward R. Murrow (within shouting distance of this marker); O Henry's Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson Civic Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Hospital (about 400 feet away); Sit-Ins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greensboro Law School (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Also see . . .  Greensboro Historical Museum. (Submitted on April 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Francis McNairy House image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
3. Francis McNairy House
Francis McNairy House image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
4. Francis McNairy House
Francis McNairy House image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
5. Francis McNairy House
Francis McNairy House - view of logs covered by siding image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
6. Francis McNairy House - view of logs covered by siding
Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
7. Park Entrance
 
 
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