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Source: Macon Monument

  • Monument Name

    Nathaniel Macon, Guilford Courthouse

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    This monument consists of a rough granite boulder with a bronze tablet bearing the inscription. It stands approximately 5-feet tall.

  • Inscription

    NATHANIEL MACON / WILLED THAT HIS MEMORIAL SHOULD / CONSIST ONLY OF RUDE STONES / HERE THEY ARE.

  • Custodian

    Guilford Battleground Company

  • Dedication Date

    July 4, 1902

  • Decade

    1900s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.131790 , -79.847310 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Another Monument for the Battle Ground," The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), July 19, 1893 Link

      "Arrangement for the Big Celebration at the Battle Ground," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), June 17, 1903, 1 Link

      "Guilford Battle Ground Affairs," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), June 1, 1903, 1-2 Link

      "Guilford the Only Revolutionary Battlefield Now a Battlefield," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 7, 1909, 1-3 Link

      "Guilford: The Only Revolutionary Battlefield Now a National Park," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 7, 1909, 1-3 Link

      "Inventory Form - Guilford Courthouse National Military Park," National Register of Historic Places, (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

      "Patriots Today Will Gather on Historic Grounds of Battle," Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), July 4, 1912 Link

      "Regulars For Guilford," Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), June 28, 1912, 1 Link

      "The Battle Ground Celebration," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 5, 1905, 6 Link

      "The Battle Ground Company," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), September 1, 1902, 1-2 Link

      "The Fourth at Guilford Battle Ground," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 9, 1902, 1 Link

      "The Glorious Fourth," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 1, 1901, 1 Link

      "The Monument to Gen. Greene," The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), January 24, 1893 Link

      "Two Big Celebrations," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), June 30, 1903, 1 Link

      Baker, Thomas E. The Monuments at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, North Carolina, (Greensboro, NC: Guilford Courthouse NMP, 1991)

      Grimes, J. Bryan. "Why North Carolina Should Erect and Preserve Memorials and Mark Historic Places: Address Before the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, Raleigh, N.C., November 4, 1909," ([Raleigh, NC: The News and Observer, 1909]), (accessed May 18, 2012) Link

      Nathaniel Macon Letters, #1246-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Link

      Photograph [mislabeled], in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Link

      Pittman, Thomas. Nathaniel Macon, (Greensboro, NC: Guilford Battle Ground Company, 1902), (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

      Van Noppen, Addie. The Battle Field of Guilford Court House, (Greensboro, NC: Jos. J. Stone & Company, 1927), (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite and bronze.

  • Sponsors

    Judge David Schenck

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    An address was given by Thomas M. Pittman, Esq.

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