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  • Monument Name

    Thomas Lloyd Marker, Chapel Hill

  • Type

    Grave

  • Subjects

    Historic Political Figures

    Historic Civic Figures

    Personal Monuments

    Colonial History

  • City

    Chapel Hill

  • County

    Orange

  • Description

    This marker consists of a bronze plaque placed in a roughly-cut rectangular granite slab. The stone is approximately six feet tall.

  • Inscription

    THOMAS LLOYD / COMMUNITY LEADER, LEGISLATOR / SOLDIER, TOWN BUILDER / BORN IN PENNSYLVANIA ABOUT 1736 / SERVED IN VIRGINIA PROVINCIAL / FORCES AGAINST INDIANS / VESTRYMAN OF THE PARISH, CHURCH WARDEN / CHAIRMAN COUNTY COURT / MAJOR, ORANGE COUNTY MILITIA / MEMBER, NORTH CAROLINA ASSEMBLY 1760 - 1766 / INSTRUMENTAL IN ESTABLISHING HILLSBORO / AS A BOROUGH TOWN / MAJOR GENERAL IN COLONIAL ARMY 1768 / DIED IN 1792

    ERECTED BY THOMAS LLOYD MEMORIAL ASSOCATION / ON OCT. 6, 1937 / J R LLOYD, PRES. / J T LLOYD, VICE-PRES / HERBERT LLOYD, SEC. / P O LLOYD, TREASURER / HISTORIANS / EUGENE S SUGG / P CLEVELAND GARDNER / MRS T W LLOYD / LUECO LLOYD / ARCHIBALD HENDERSON

  • Dedication Date

    October 6, 1937

  • Decade

    1930s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.945470 , -79.109330 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Grave of Thomas Lloyd," Orange County Cemeteries, (accessed June 25, 2012) Link

      "Jean Earnhardt and Historic Farmstead," Friends of Bolin Creek, (accessed June 26, 2012) Link

      "Thomas Lloyd," Geni.com, (accessed June 26, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Unknown

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, Bronze

  • Sponsors

    Thomas Lloyd Memorial Association

  • Subject Notes

    Thomas Lloyd played a role in Orange County politics starting in the 1750s, as his business dealings had brought him to North Carolina by way of Virginia. He was born to a Welsh immigrant family.

  • Controversies

    The monument inscription may contain inaccuracies because it includes information about Colonel Thomas Lloyd of New Hanover County, a contemporary of the Orange County Thomas Lloyd.

  • Location

    The monument stands about 50 feet east of Old Highway 86 at Stony Hill Road, just northwest of the Calvander intersection.

  • Death Space

    Yes

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