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  • Monument Name

    King's Mountain Monument [Removed], Guilford Courthouse

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

    Removed Monuments

  • Creator

    National Marble Company of Cherokee N. C., Supplier

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    This monument, made up of three slabs of granite placed atop one another, the topmost of which is inscribed, was dedicated to the victory at Kings Mountain. It was removed in 1937 due to it commemorating a different battle.

  • Inscription

    1780 1903 / THE BATTLE OF / KING'S MOUNTAIN / FOUGHT OCTOBER 7 1780 / WAS THE TURN IN THE TIDE OF SUCCESS / THAT TERMINATED THE REVOLUTION / THERE IS NOTHING FINER IN THE / ROMANCE OF WAR.

  • Dedication Date

    1903

  • Decade

    1900s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.132800 , -79.844150 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "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 National Park," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 7, 1909, 1-3 Link

      "Invitations and Programs for Fourth of July Celebrations at the Site of the Battle of Guilford Court House," (1888), (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

      "National Marble Company Monument," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 1, 1903, 1 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

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

      The Gulf States Historical Magazine 2 (1903), 228, (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

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

      Folder 44d in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scan 7 Link

      Folder 45a in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 6, 17-18, 34, 36, 57, 61-62, 65-69, 73, 81, 89, 92 Link

      Folder 45b in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 3-4, 7, 9, 15-17, 38-40 Link

      Folder 46a in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 16, 18, 28, 30, 33, 37, 43, 55 Link

      Folder 47 in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 102-105 Link

      Folder 48a in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 25, 35-37 Link

      Folder 54a in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 83-114 Link

      Folder 55b in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scan 17 Link

      Guilford Battle Ground Company. "Invitations and Programs for Fourth of July Celebrations at the Site of the Battle of Guilford Court House," (various, 1888-1906), (accessed May 29, 2012) Link

      Henderson, William A. Kings Mountain and its Campaign, (Greensboro, N.C.: Guilford Battleground Company, 1903), (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

      Photograph in the Charles Randolph Thomas Papers, #1814, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Black Cherokee marble

  • Sponsors

    National Marble Company of Cherokee County

  • Monument Cost

    Appears to have been donated by the National Marble Company

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Unveiled at the same time as the No North - No South Monument. The Oration was given by Col. W. A. Henderson of Tennessee on the topic of "Heroes of King's Mountain." The Gulf State Historical Magazine called it an unremarkable speech.

  • Subject Notes

    Dedicated to the Battle of Kings Mountain fought in Western North Carolina.

  • Landscape

    It was placed in a row of monuments, most of which have been removed or are relocated.

  • Former Locations

    This monument was dedicated when the GBGC intended to make the site a"Mecca of Patriotism;" it was deemed inappropriate by the National Park Service and removed in 1937.

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