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

Weitzel's Mill

 
 
Weitzel's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 10, 2010
1. Weitzel's Mill Marker
Inscription. Site of a skirmish between American forces under Col. O. H. Williams and British troops under Col. James Webster, Mar. 6, 1781, is 6 mi. E.
 
Erected 1952 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 36° 9.052′ N, 79° 43.756′ W. Marker is near Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of North O Henry Boulevard (U.S. 29) and Hicone Road, on the right when traveling north on North O Henry Boulevard. Touch for map. The marker is located on grassy strip between US-29 and the northbound exit ramp to Hicone Road. Marker is in this post office area: Moatsville WV 26405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buffalo Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Greensboro O.R.D. (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cone Brothers (approx. 5.3 miles away); Guilford County Health Department (approx. 5.4 miles away); George Preddy (approx. 5.7 miles away); "The Genesis Monument" (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fisher Park (approx. 5.8 miles away); Immanuel College (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Regarding Weitzel's Mill. There have been various spellings of the mill
Wide view of the Weitzel's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 10, 2010
2. Wide view of the Weitzel's Mill Marker
owner's name through the years: Wetzell, Weitzell, Weitzel and Whitesell. The most common are Weitzell or Weitzel.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Wetzell's Mill. (Submitted on December 20, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Weitzel's Mill image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 10, 2010
3. Site of Weitzel's Mill
Based on the research of "The Bicentennial Guide to the American Revolution Volume III The War in the South (1974), this is believed to the general location of Weitzel's Mill. The location is Reedy Creek in Gibsonville, North Carolina, at present day SR-61.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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