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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greensboro

 
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Greensboro, North Carolina and Vicinity
    Guilford County (194)
    Alamance County (122)
    Davidson County (22)
    Forsyth County (189)
    Randolph County (6)
    Rockingham County (28)
    Stokes County (18)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — "The Genesis Monument""Genesis" of The City of Greensboro
Approximate Center Of Guilford County as Determined for the Establishment of Greensborough as the County Seat of Guilford County, 1808. In 1807 a petition from the people of southeast Guilford, many of whom were from the German settlements, . . . — Map (db m99824) HM
2North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — 1757 New Garden Land Purchase
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 . . . — Map (db m63029) HM
3North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — 1st Virginia Cavalry
This site was occupied by the 1st Virginia Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel William Washington Cont’l Line and it was here Captain Griffin Fauntleroy, 1st Va. Lt. Dragoons, Cont’l Line was mortally wounded on March 15, 1781. Born September 28, 1754. . . . — Map (db m34881) HM
4North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — A Heroine of ‘761781 – 1902
Mrs. Keren Happuch Turner mother of Elizabeth the wife of Joseph Morehead of N.C., and grandmother of Captain James and of John Morehead, a young N.C. soldier under Greene, rode horse-back from her Maryland home and at Guilford Court House nursed to . . . — Map (db m19926) HM
5North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Albion Tourgee
Albion Winegar Tourgee, a native of Ohio and veteran of the Union Army, moved to Greensboro in 1865 and led a campaign to secure justice for African—Americans. He was an organizer of the Republican Party in NC, a delegate to the convention . . . — Map (db m99398) HM
6North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 78 — Albion W. Tourgée1835–1905
Union army officer, author, judge. Member of 1868 Convention. Home was 2 blocks S. — Map (db m2325) HM
7North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — American ArtilleryGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
As the Americans withdrew from the field they lost all four of their cannons to the British. Two of the six-pounder guns fired the opening shots in the battle from the center of the first line. Greene ordered them pulled back to join his other two . . . — Map (db m63031) HM
8North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Backcountry CourthouseGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
To Cornwallis, Guilford Courthouse was not a military or strategic objective. Greene’s army was his target. After receiving intelligence that the British were marching toward the American camp, Greene switched his battle plans from attack to . . . — Map (db m11592) HM
9North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 40 — Battle of New Garden
Early on Mar. 15, 1781, the British and American forces skirmished near the New Garden Meeting House prior to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. — Map (db m63017) HM
10North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-55 — Bennett College
Methodist. Begun 1874; reorganized as woman's college, 1926. Named for Lyman Bennett of Troy, N.Y. Campus 2 bl. S. — Map (db m54064) HM
11North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement
Four Students at North Carolina A & T State University conducted the first lunch counter sit-in on February 1, 1960 at the Woolworth Store. Franklin McCain Joseph McNeil Ezell Blair, Jr. David Richmond "Sometimes taking a stand . . . — Map (db m54076) HM
12North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Brig. Gen. Edward Stevens
On this spot Brig. Gen. Edward Stevens was wounded while making a gallant stand with his Virginia Troops — Map (db m34779) HM
13North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Brig. Gen. Jethro Sumner
Brig – Gen. Jethro Sumner Born in the year 1733 Died March 18, 1785 ---------------- Colonel of the Third North Carolina Continental Troops April 15, 1776 Charleston, June 28, 1776 Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777 Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777 Monmouth, . . . — Map (db m19921) HM
14North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — British Attack
British General Lord Cornwallis placed troops on both sides of New Garden Road below the fields of Joseph Hoskins’ farmstead. Ahead of them the North Carolina militia, drawn up behind a fence line, was supported by two cannons in the middle of the . . . — Map (db m34799) HM
15North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-33 — Buffalo Church
Presbyterian, organized about 1756. Present building, the third, was erected in 1827. Revolutionary soldiers buried here. — Map (db m30836) HM
16North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Camp Stokes
Confederate camp of instruction for conscripts and prison for deserters was located here in 1864-1865. When the war ended, 200 Union prisoners were held here. Camp Stokes was commanded by Major Jesse R. McLean of Greensboro. — Map (db m98648) HM
17North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Capt. George Reynolds
In Memoriam Capt. George Reynolds 1754 – 1813 Officer under General Green in Revolutionary Army [ Rear of Marker: ] Erected by Charter Members of George Reynolds Chapter   D. A. R. Mrs. E. R. Taylor • Mrs. A. M. Ivey • Mrs. K. R. . . . — Map (db m34780) HM
18North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Capt. James Tate
Capt. James Tate VA. Rifleman March 15, 1781 — Map (db m81638) HM
19North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Captain James Morehead1778-81.     1800
To Captain James Morehead of the 10th Regiment, N.C. Continental Line. Battle of Stono June 20th 1779 • • • • • • Elizabethton     July 1781 Born 1750     Died 1815 — Map (db m78616) HM
20North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Christian Isley House
Originally located in eastern Guilford County this one-and-a-half story structure was the home of Christian and Mary Isley. Like other German families, the Isleys migrated to North Carolina from Pennsylvania. In 1788 they purchased approximately 300 . . . — Map (db m54098) HM
21North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Col. Arthur Forbis
In Honor of Col. Arthur Forbis of the N.C. Troops who fell at his post in the discharge of duty on this memorable field of battle. March 15, 1791. Presented by McGalliard & Huske July, 4 1887. — Map (db m11598) HM
22North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-96 — Cone Brothers
Moses and Ceasar Cone pioneered marketing of textiles; manufactured denim & flannel. Their first mill, Proximity, 1895, was 1/4 mile N.E. — Map (db m31027) HM
23North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Confederate Arms Factory
The Tarpley breech-loading carbine was manufactured by Tarpley, Garrett & Co. at the site of the old Pioneer Foundry, located 300 yards east. Jere A. Tarpley received a patent from the Confederate Government for the carbine on February 14, 1863. In . . . — Map (db m34096) HM
24North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-22 — Confederate Cabinet
Members of the cabinet, fleeing south, occupied a railroad car near this spot, Apr. 11-15, 1865. — Map (db m31033) HM
25North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 30 — Confederate Hospital
Confederate hospital set up in the First Presbyterian Church to receive wounded from battle of Bentonville, 1865, was here. — Map (db m2284) HM
26North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Costly VictoryGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
Another such victory would ruin the British army. Charles James Fox, addressing the House of Commons after news of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse reached London. Fighting along the third line swayed back and forth. From Continental . . . — Map (db m63034) HM
27North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Crown Forces at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
In memory of the men who fought and the units of the Crown Forces in which they served at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse March 15, 1781 MMXVI < Rear of Monument: > Lt. Gen. Charles, 2nd Earl Cornwallis Commanding Officer Lest We . . . — Map (db m95942) HM
28North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-2 — David Caldwell1725-1824
Educator, minister, & orator for Patriot cause. His "Log College," a classical academy, stood 2½ miles northwest. — Map (db m74938) HM
29North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — David Caldwell1725-1824
Educator, minister, & physician. Operated famous "Caldwell Log College" near here from 1767 till 1824. Home site of Dr. David and Rachel Caldwell 100 yards West, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Edward Benjamin to North Carolina Society for The Preservation of . . . — Map (db m99799) HM
30North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — David Caldwell D.D.1725-1824
Preacher, teacher, physician, patriot, statesman. On this land, date of deed 1765, one-half mile north of this marker, is the site of his home place and famous "log college" opened 1767. This tablet erected by the North Carolina Society of . . . — Map (db m99803) HM
31North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-111 — David Schenck1835-1902
Founder, Guilford Battle Ground Company, 1887. Led effort to preserve battlefield. His grave is 200 yds. northwest. — Map (db m30992) HM
32North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — David Schenck
The projector of this battle field’s reclamation and organizer and first president of the Guilford Battle Ground Company 1835             1902 — Map (db m34992) HM
33North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Death of StewartGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
The small monument in the field commemorates the death of Lt. Col. James Stewart (Stuart) of the Second Battalion of Guards. During hand-to-hand fighting, Captain John Smith of the 1st Maryland Regiment cut down Stewart with a heavy saber. Accounts . . . — Map (db m11579) HM
34North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Delaware ContinentalsGuilford Courthouse NMP — Nat’l Park Service —
In 1888, David Schenck, searching for battlefield artifacts, found the upturned bones of three unidentified soldiers on a farm north of the park. From buttons found in the grave, supposedly marked “USA,” Schenck concluded that the . . . — Map (db m34986) HM
35North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Delaware Monument
Thursday March 15, 1781 Three Continental Soldiers Rest Here In fame’s eternal camping ground — Map (db m34990) HM
36North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 6 — Dolly Madison1768 - 1849
Hostess and social leader. Wife of President Madison. Birthplace stood 1½ mi. northeast. — Map (db m34099) HM
37North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Dr. David Caldwell
Dr. David Caldwell Born   1724 Died   1824 Preacher Teacher Physician Patriot 1909 — Map (db m81645) HM
38North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
[ Upper Marker ] Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Wilbur Lee Mapp 1994 [ Main Marker ] Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., planned to speak at Trinity AME Zion Church in Greensboro (a few blocks from here) on April 4, 1968. He canceled his . . . — Map (db m54074) HM
39North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Dr. Ronald E. McNair
Dedicated in Memory of Dr. Ronald E. McNair 1950 - 1986 • Astronaut • Scientist • Humanitarian "A genuine American Hero who carried the name of A & T State University magnificently to the far corners of the universe." . . . — Map (db m54072) HM
40North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-34 — Edgeworth Female Seminary
Established by John M. Morehead, operated, 1840-1862, 1868-1871. Building, burned in 1872, stood at this site. — Map (db m30958) HM
41North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-92 — Edward R. Murrow1908-1965
Radio correspondent in London during World War Two. Television interviewer & commentator. Born one mile east. — Map (db m30834) HM
42North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Edward R. Murrow1908 - 1965
Pioneer in Broadcast Journalism and Guilford County Native Sculpture by Ogden Deal Commissioned by Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland Development Corporation 1970 — Map (db m54071) HM
43North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Expanding BattleGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
This monument honors Maj. Joseph Winston and the Surry County rifleman who fought stubbornly beside William Campbell and “Light-Horse Harry” Lee. During the fierce struggle with British regiments, Lee’s Legion veered southeast of the . . . — Map (db m11578) HM
44North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Fisher ParkGreensboro's First City Park — 1901 —
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 . . . — Map (db m99837) HM
45North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Fragmented AttackGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
Among these trees you may find it difficult to stay oriented to the battlefield. The combatants faced the same problem. Stationed here on the left flank of the American First Line, Lt. Col. Henry Lee and his legion of cavalry and infantry had orders . . . — Map (db m11576) HM
46North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Francis McNairy House
Originally located in northwest Guilford County, this two-story log house was the home of Francis and Mary Boyd McNairy. Like other Scots-Irish families, the McNairys migrated to North Carolina from Pennsylvania. In 1762, they purchased 640 acres of . . . — Map (db m54097) HM
47North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — General Nathanael Greene1742 - 1786
[ Right of Monument: ] “ . . . in the very name Greene are remembered all the virtues and talents which can illustrate the patriot, the statesman, and the military leader.” Marquis de Lafayette [ Left of Monument: ] “I . . . — Map (db m34179) HM
48North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-80 — George Preddy1919-1944
World War II fighter pilot. N.C.'s leading ace. Killed in action. Home 1 block east. — Map (db m54067) HM
49North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Gillies“Light Horse Harry Lee’s bugler-boy”
“Dulce et Decorum est pro patria mori” Erected by the Literary Societies and alumni of Oak Ridge Institute May 6th, 1898 to the memory of the gallant Gillies who fell under the swords of Tarleton’s dragoons near Oak Ridge, . . . — Map (db m78617) HM
50North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-11 — Greensboro College
First college chartered for women in N.C., 1838. Founded by Methodist Church. Coeducational since 1954. — Map (db m30893) HM
51North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-109 — Greensboro Law School
Est. by Robert P. Dick & John H. Dillard in 1878. About 300 graduates licensed. School, which was here, closed 1893. — Map (db m30918) HM
52North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-73 — Greensboro O.R.D.
World War II training camp and overseas replacement depot, 1943-1946. Over 330,000 servicemen were processed here. This is center of 652 acre site. — Map (db m31088) HM
53North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 35 — Guilford College
A coeducational college operated by the Society of Friends. Chartered as New Garden Boarding School in 1834. Opened in 1837. — Map (db m63023) HM
54North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 89 — Guilford County Health Department
Established in 1911, it was the first county health department in N.C. and second in U.S. Now two blocks north. — Map (db m31000) HM
55North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Guilford County Vietnam Memorial
In Honor of Guilford County Men Who Died in Vietnam (names and dates not yet transcribed)Map (db m99839) WM
56North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-3 — Guilford Courthouse
Important battle of the Revolution between armies of Greene and Cornwallis. U.S. military park. — Map (db m30803) HM
57North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
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 . . . — Map (db m35023) HM
58North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
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 . . . — Map (db m81642) HM
59North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Henry Frye
Henry Ell Frye, attorney, legislator, businessman and judge, has played a major role in local and state history since 1968 when he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. The first African—American member of the General . . . — Map (db m99399) HM
60North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Hon. Lieut. Colonel Stuart
Of the Second Bat- alion of the Queens Guards, was killed at this spot by Captain John Smith of the First Maryland Regiment. [ Left Side of Monument: ] Col. Stuart’s sword was unburied here in 1866. [ Right Side of Monument: ] Erected by . . . — Map (db m34893) HM
61North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Hoskins Farmstead
Joseph Hoskins bought his 150-acre farmstead for £200 “Current money of the State of North Carolina” in May 1778. Not much is known about the property and how it was utilized after Hoskins purchased it, but his will indicates some . . . — Map (db m34831) HM
62North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-74 — Immanuel College
Lutheran. Founded 1903, and moved here in 1905; prepared black students for work in theology & education. Closed 1961. — Map (db m31086) HM
63North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — In Memory of M/Sgt. Edwin V. BainBorn 23 September 1917 — Killed in Action 19 July 1943 — Dist. Flying Cross - Soldiers Medal - Air Medal - Purple Heart —
On April 18, 1942, 16 land-based Army B-25 Mitchell bombers led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle took off from the Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet to attack Japan. This historic mission was the first offensive action Of World War II against . . . — Map (db m99838) HM WM
64North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-21 — Jefferson Davis
The President of the Confederacy held two meetings of his cabinet, April 12-13, 1865, at the home of J. T. Wood, which was a few yards N. — Map (db m31078) HM
65North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-4 — John Motley Morehead1796-1866
Governor, 1841-45. An advocate for railroads & industrial development. Lived at Blandwood. — Map (db m31005) HM
66North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — John Penn
John Penn Signer of the Declaration of Independence Placed by Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Inc. — Map (db m81683) HM
67North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-27 — Joseph G. Cannon
Member of Congress for 46 years from Illinois, Speaker of the House, 1903-11. His birthplace stood 1½ miles southwest. — Map (db m30855) HM
68North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Joseph Gurney Cannon
Memorial to Joseph Gurney Cannon For forty-six years congressman from Illinois Speaker, National House of Representatives, 1903-1911 who was born one and a half miles north of this place on May 7, 1836 — Map (db m63027) HM
69North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Joseph M. Morehead
July 9th, 1840.       January 1, 1911. Joseph M. Morehead Vice-President, acting President, and second President of the Guilford Battle Ground Company — Map (db m35003) HM
70North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Legend vs. RealityGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
According to the Guilford Battle Ground Company, the British Guards emerged from the woods, crossed this open field, and clashed on the right with the American third line. In the 1880s this version of the battle seemed to agree with the historical . . . — Map (db m11595) HM
71North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 46 — Levi Coffin1789 - 1877
Anti-slavery leader, reputed president of “Underground Railroad,” was born about 4 miles north. Moved to Indiana in 1826. — Map (db m63022) HM
72North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Liberty Oak Tree
Seedling from Liberty Oak Tree Revolutionary War Planted March 1987 by Guilford Battle Chapter NSDAR — Map (db m15738) HM
73North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Lieut. Col. “Hal.” Dixon
In memoriam. Lieut. Col. “Hal.” Dixon, of Caswell County   N.C. 3rd N.C. Regiment, Continental Line Brandywine       Sept. 11 1777. Germantown       Oct. 4th 1777. Monmouth       June 20th 1778. Stono Ferry       June 20th 1779. . . . — Map (db m81644) HM
74North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-77 — Lindley Field
First air mail flight through N.C. landed here May 1, 1928. Charles Lindbergh, on Oct. 14, 1927, landed nearby to open field. — Map (db m30835) HM
75North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-81 — Lindsay Street School
The first permanent public graded school in N.C. opened in 1875 in a building which stood on this site. — Map (db m54060) HM
76North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Local HeroGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
This monument honors Capt. Arthur Forbis of the Guilford County militia. At approximately this site along the American first line, Forbis picked off one of the British officers who was leading the redcoat advance. Forbis was wounded during the . . . — Map (db m11597) HM
77North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-112 — Lunsford Richardson1854-1919
A pharmacist and entrepreneur, he created Vicks VapoRub in 1894 while operating a drugstore 150 yards north. — Map (db m30938) HM
78North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Lunsford Richardson — 1854-1919 —
. . . — Map (db m97535) HM
79North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Maryland Monument
Maryland’s tribute to her heroic dead. ----------- Erected by members of the Maryland Historical Society in memory of the soldiers of the Maryland Line. 1781-1892 ---------- Non Omnis Moriar — Map (db m34991) HM
80North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 84 — Masonic Home
Established in 1912 by Grand Lodge of Masons and Order of Eastern Star for their aged. — Map (db m63053) HM
81North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Men of Greensboro and Guilford County
To the memory of the men of Greensboro and Guilford County, who fought for North Carolina and the Confederacy in the War for Southern Independence. 1861     -     1865 These while in the prime of life, fought, bled and died; walking in the steps of . . . — Map (db m34178) HM
82North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Monument RowGuilford Courthouse NMP — National Park Service —
The old postcard (below) depicts the Guilford Battle Ground Company’s treatment of the battlefield landscape. In 1887 the company began constructing the row of monuments and arched entrance gates. Installing a total of thirty-two monuments on . . . — Map (db m35008) HM
83North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 104 — Mount Hecla Mill
First steam-powered cotton mill in N.C. Operated ca. 1934-80 in large brick building that stood 2 blocks N. — Map (db m2288) HM
84North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Mrs. Martha McFarlane McGee-Bell1735 - 1820
Loyal Whig – Enthusiastic Patriot Revolutionary Heroine We are indebted to E. W. Caruthers for the eventfull story of her life. — Map (db m34783) HM
85North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-29 — N.C. A. & T. University
Chartered in 1891 as a land grant college for blacks. Since 1972 a campus of The University of North Carolina. — Map (db m54070) HM
86North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Nathanael Greene
[Front of monument pedestal]: Appointed Major General in command of the Southern Army October 14, 1780 Born in Rhode Island August 7, 1742 Died in Georgia June 19 1786 [Left Side of monument pedestal]: Guilford Court House . . . — Map (db m6975) HM
87North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Nathaniel Macon
Nathaniel Macon willed that his memorial should consist only of rude stones. ---------- Here they are. — Map (db m19929) HM
88North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-75 — New Garden Friends Meeting
Meeting for worship was begun in 1751; became a Monthly Meeting, 1754. Present bldg. is here. — Map (db m74937) HM
89North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 102 — North Carolina Railroad
Opened interior of N.C. The ground-breaking took place nearby, July 11, 1851. First president, John Motley Morehead. — Map (db m34097) HM
90North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — O Henry's Family
William Sydney Porter, 1862-1910, better known by his pen name O Henry, gained fame as a gifted short story writer. O Henry's parents, Dr. Algernon Sidney Porter and Mary Jane Virginia Swaim Porter, his grandparents, Sidney and Ruth Worth Porter, . . . — Map (db m54078) HM
91North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 1 — O. Henry
William Sydney Porter, 1862-1910, short story witer, lived in a house which stood near here. — Map (db m2320) HM
92North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — O. Henry(William Sidney Porter) — 1862-1910 —
. . . — Map (db m97534) HM
93North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Original Methodist Church / Former Methodist Cemetery
(side 1) Original Methodist Church 1831 Here in 1830-31, 64 Methodists led by Peter Doub built the first church in Greensboro. Moving to a second church on West Market Street in 1851, the congregation relocated a third and final . . . — Map (db m35093) HM
94North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Our Confederate Dead1861-65
. . . — Map (db m99814) WM
95North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Park FoundersGuilford Courthouse NMP — National Park Service —
Nearby monuments commemorate park founders David Schenck and Joseph M. Morehead. Appalled at the neglect of the battlefield in the 1880s, Schenck directed the purchase of historic land and incorporated the Guilford Battle Ground Company to preserve . . . — Map (db m35002) HM
96North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Peter Francisco / Marquis of Bretigny and Col. Wm. Washington
To Peter FranciscoA giant in stature, might and courage – who slew in this engagement eleven of the enemy with his own broad sword rendering himself thereby perhaps the most famous private soldier of the Revolutionary War. [ Reverse Side: . . . — Map (db m34889) HM
97North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Pfc. Phill G. McDonaldCongessional Medal of Honor — September 13, 1941 - June 7, 1968 —
Pfc. Phill G. McDonald September 13, 1941 - June 7, 1968 U.S. Army, Company A, 1st Battalion 14th Infantry, 4th Division Congressional Medal of Honor For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his own . . . — Map (db m99840) WM
98North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-85 — Piedmont Railroad
Railroad line between Greensboro and Danville. Constructed, 1862-1864, for the Confederacy. Its terminus was nearby. — Map (db m31071) HM
99North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-122 — Polio Hospital
During 1948 epidemic, integrated hospital built in 95 days. In 1963, it was makeshift jail for civil rights protesters. Operated 1/10 mi. S. — Map (db m152047) HM
100North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Rachel Caldwell1742-1725
Rachel, wife of David Caldwell and daughter of Alexander Craighead, is noted in history as one of the heroic women of the American Revolution. She is especially cited for bravery on this land, her home place, where the British encamped, and . . . — Map (db m99800) HM

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