Near Churchland in Davidson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Nathanael Greene in his masterly retreat from the British army under Lord Cornwallis, crossed the Yadkin at Trading Ford, one-half mile southeast of this spot, February 2-3, 1781. A sudden rise in the river prevented the passage of the British and permitted the American army to escape and prepare for the Battle of Guilford Court House.
Erected 1929 by North Carolina Historical Commission and Citizens of Davidson County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1766.
Location. 35° 43.85′ N, 80° 22.833′ W. Marker is near Churchland, North Carolina, in Davidson County. Marker is on Old Salisbury Road (State Highway 1138) 0.1 miles north of Sowers Road (State Highway 1139), on the right when traveling north. Located approximately 0.8 miles north of the Yadkin River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Linwood NC 27299, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stoneman’s Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Trading Ford Magnetic Signal Company (approx. 4.2 miles away); Signals (approx. 4.2 miles away); Food Lion LLC (approx. 4.2 miles away); Food Lion Trailer No. 893615 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Historic Spencer Shops (approx. 4.2 miles away); Town of Spencer (approx. 4.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Trading Ford Monument. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by Ann Brownlee of Salisbury, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by Ann Brownlee of Salisbury, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2011, by Ann Brownlee of Salisbury, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.