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

Signers of the Declaration

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

 
 
Signers of the Declaration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
1. Signers of the Declaration Marker
Inscription.  This monument honors the three North Carolina delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776. Although Hooper and Penn were reburied here in 1894, they had no direct ties to the battle.

The relation is more symbolic; the Guilford Battle Ground Company founders wanted Guilford Courthouse to be North Carolina’s official Revolutionary War cemetery. Between the Declaration and Guilford Courthouse, between these signers and this battlefield, the Company’s message was clear: winning and independence required courage, determination, and sacrifice.
 
Erected by Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1776.
 
Location. 36° 7.916′ N, 79° 50.685′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker can be
Signers of the Declaration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Signers of the Declaration Marker
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reached from Guilford Courthouse Auto Tour Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, at stop 8 of the Auto Tour Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Hooper (here, next to this marker); Signers Monument (here, next to this marker); John Penn (here, next to this marker); Nathanael Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); The Monument and the General (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Founders (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. George Reynolds (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph M. Morehead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The marker features pictures of signers William Hooper, Joseph Hewes and John Penn over a copy of the Declaration of Independence which shows their signatures.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
3. Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP
Signers of the Declaration Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
4. Signers of the Declaration Markers
Signers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
5. Signers Monument
This monument to the North Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence is located next to the marker.
Signers Monument Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
6. Signers Monument Plaque
In Memoriam
William Hooper and John Penn
delegates from
North Carolina 1776 to the
Continental Congress and signers
of the Declaration of Independence.
Their remains were reinterred
here 1894. Hewes’ grave is lost.
He was the third signer.
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”Lee, Henry and Hooper were the orators of the Congress”
John Adams’ diary Vol.2.P.396 1774
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
7. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
The marker is located at stop 8 of the auto tour road in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,334 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5, 6, 7. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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