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

1757 New Garden Land Purchase

 
 
1757 New Garden Land Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
1. 1757 New Garden Land Purchase Marker
Inscription.
This stone, which now falls within the boundaries of Guilford College, marks the northeast corner of 53 acres purchased for “five sterling” from Richard Williams by Henry Ballinger and Thomas Hunt for the New Garden Friends Meeting and Burial Ground in 1757.
 
Erected 1999 by North Carolina Friends Historical Society.
 
Location. 36° 5.542′ N, 79° 53.319′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Guilford College campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: New Garden Road, Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of New Garden (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randall Jarrell (about 400 feet away); New Garden Friends Meeting (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guilford College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Gurney Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Levi Coffin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dolly Madison (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The left side of the marker contains a diagram of the 53 acres on
1757 New Garden Land Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
2. 1757 New Garden Land Purchase Marker
today’s map. The stone is indicated, as well as the 1791 and 1961 Meeting Houses, and modern streets New Garden Road and Friendly Avenue.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker at Guilford College image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
3. Marker at Guilford College
The Stone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
4. The Stone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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