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

Fisher Park

Greensboro's First City Park

 

1901

 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
1. Fisher Park Marker
Inscription.
Gift of Captain Basil John Fisher
1851-1903
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.
 
Location. 36° 4.94′ N, 79° 47.376′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Elm Street and South Park Drive, on the left when traveling north on North Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
2. Fisher Park Marker
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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By Michael C. Wilcox
3. Fisher Park Marker - collage of lower inscription
The erection of this monument made possible by the generosity of May Gordon Latham Kellenberger who spent most of her life in the park area, much of it in the J.E. Latham mansion 100 yards west overlooking the park. Inscription and design by James MacLamroc, County Historian of Guilford County
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
4. Fisher Park Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
5. Fisher Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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