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  • Monument Name

    Granville County Revolutionary War Monument, Oxford

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City

    Oxford

  • County

    Granville

  • Description

    This monument consists of a bronze tablet on a small triangular granite marker. In addition to the text on the plaque, there is a decorative wheel in the bottom left corner. The monument is hardly noticeable today, as it sits in the middle of median on Main Street near the Granville County Courthouse.

  • Inscription

    1776 1926 / IN MEMORY OF / THE PATRIOTS / AND / REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS / OF / GRANVILLE COUNTY / ERECTED BY THE / JOHN PENN CHAPTER / D.A.R.

  • Dedication Date

    1926

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.310010 , -78.587260 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Granville County Revolutionary War Memorial," Waymarking.com, (accessed May 17, 2012) Link

      “List of Granville County Patriots of the Revolution,” Oxford Public Ledger (Oxford, NC), June 8, 1926

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite marker, bronze tablet

  • Sponsors

    John Penn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Subject Notes

    Dedicated to the 626 patriots and soldiers during the American Revolution from Granville County

  • Location

    The memorial marker is located at the intersection of Main Street and Spring Street, Oxford, NC. Granville County Confederate Monument stands a few feet away in front of the Richard Thornton Library, 210 Main St, Oxford, NC 27565.

  • Landscape

    The marker stands on a grass covered median along main street of Oxford, N.C..

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