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

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 15, 2015
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Marker
This is one of several identical markers found throughout Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
Inscription. On March 15, 1781, the crackling of musket fire, the clamor of headlong cavalry charges, and the cries of the wounded disturbed the serenity of these woods and fields. Coming late in the war, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse was a climatic episode in the struggle for American independence.

To follow the progress of the fighting, take the 2¼-mile auto/bicycle tour road and see where thickets and stream valleys broke soldiers’ orderly ranks into an unpredictable struggle. Foot trails lead deeper into the battleground to other sites and monuments.

The national park preserves the historic landscape much as it appeared at the time of the battle. Beyond its boundaries, there are many other recreation opportunities.

The visitor center near the American first line offers exhibits, a film, a battle map program, and information about special programs.

Tannenbaum Historic Park interprets life before, during, and after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

Greensboro Country Park has picnic shelters, hiking and biking trails, and fishing lakes.

Jaycee Park provides tennis courts and team athletic fields.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 7.945′ N, 79° 50.168′ W. Marker
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 15, 2015
2. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Marker
is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of Oman Road and Nathanael Green Drive, on the right when traveling west on Oman Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Line Trail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Backcountry Courthouse (about 600 feet away); American Artillery (about 600 feet away); Costly Victory (about 700 feet away); Liberty Oak Tree (about 700 feet away); Peter Francisco / Marquis of Bretigny and Col. Wm. Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Legend vs. Reality (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winston Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The upper right of the marker contains a map of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and surrounding parks. Also on the marker are images of an American officer and a British Foot soldier.
 
Also see . . .
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on March 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 15, 2015
3. Marker in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Guilford Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin,
4. Battle of Guilford Courthouse
American troops fire on attacking British forces at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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