Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Greensboro's First City Park
— 1901 —
Native of Aberdeen, Scotland, linguist, world traveler, horseman, British Army officer, served in India, came to the United States with two fellow officers in 1895, settled first in Asheboro, gold mine operator in Randolph County, Greensboro resident 1895 till his death in 1903, real estate developer, financier
"To preserve for posterity this historic spot" --
The Genesis Monument in East Fisher Park, 100 yards east, marks the center of Guilford County, the spot originally chosen as the site around which to lay out the village of Greensborough, third and final county seat of Guilford County, the original village finally having been located on adjoining higher ground 1/4 south around which is now (1980) Jefferson Square
Erected by May Gordon Latham Kellenberger.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 36° 4.94′ N, 79° 47.376′ W. Marker 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. "The Genesis Monument" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); T. Gilbert Pearson (approx. 0.4 miles away); David Schenck (approx. 0.4 miles away); Guilford County Health Department (approx. half a mile away); George Preddy (approx. half a mile away); Lindsay Street School (approx. half a mile away); Edward R. Murrow (approx. half a mile away); Richardson Civic Center (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.