Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Richardson Civic Center
When making this gift,
including its adaptation for civic purposes,
Mrs. Richardson said:
"My great desire is to restore and put into active use the church where my father and brother served for 48 years...and to protect the historic cemetery which for many years was the only burying ground for the townspeople."
The First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro was organized in 1824 and its first church building was replaced in 1846 by a larger sanctuary[.] In 1859, Mrs. Richardson's father, Dr. Jacob Henry Smith, began a very illustrious and the church's longest pastorate—38 years—and he was succeeded by his
During the Civil War, the second church building was used as an assembly point for supplies for the confederacy, and in 1865, as a hospital following the Battle of Bentonville. The cemetery is a resting place for 29 officers and 8 soldiers of four wars and many of the founders and builders of Greensboro.
This Marker Was Erected in 1968 by
The Greensboro Historical Museum, Inc.
Erected 1968 by The Greensboro Historical Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 4.53′ N, 79° 47.31′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Summit Avenue 0.2 miles south of East Lindsay Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); O Henry's Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis McNairy House Lindsay Street School (about 500 feet away); Christian Isley House (about 500 feet away); Edward R. Murrow (about 500 feet away); Sit-Ins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Hecla Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
Also see . . . Greensboro Historical Museum. (Submitted on April 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.