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Bethania in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lord Cornwallis

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
1. Lord Cornwallis Marker
Inscription. Occupied Bethania during American Revolution, 9 February 1781, with 2,000 soldiers after crossing the Shallowford on the Yadkin while pursuing patriots whom Daniel Morgan led to victory over a portion of the British army under Banastre Tarleton at Cowpens, S.C. on 17 January 1781. Pursued by the entire British force under Lord Cornwallis, patriots then staged a masterful retreat led by General Nathanael Greene across N.C. to southern Virginia, where they regrouped, re-entered N.C. and fought all of Cornwallis' forces at Guilford Courthouse on 15 March 1781. British officers were housed in some Bethania homes and soldiers took provisions, cattle and horses from the Bethania residents.
 
Location. 36° 10.731′ N, 80° 20.362′ W. Marker is in Bethania, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Bethania Road and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Bethania Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethania NC 27010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plank Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethania (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Wagon Road (approx. 0.3 miles away);
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
2. Lord Cornwallis Marker
Cedar Grove School (approx. half a mile away); Oak Grove School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bethania Freedman's Community (approx. 2 miles away); Pfafftown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ancient Poplar Tree (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethania.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Shallow Ford
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Lord Cornwallis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
3. Lord Cornwallis Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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