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  • Monument Name

    Washington's Visit, Guilford Courthouse

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

    Historic Political Figures

    Historic Military Figures

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    A bronze plaque on a stone marker commemorates President George Washington's visit to the area, then known as Martinville, on June 2, 1791. The monument measures 3'1" in height and 3'1" in width.

  • Inscription

    IN / PARTIOTIC COMMEMORATION / OF THE VISIT / OF / GEORGE WASHINGTON / ON HIS / TOUR OF THE / SOUTHERN STATES / 1791 / MARKED BY NORTH CAROLINA / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / 1925

  • Custodian

    Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1925

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.131830 , -79.846530 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

      "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

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

      Baker, Thomas. "Guilford Coruthouse: George Washington’s Visit – June 2, 1791," National Park Service, (accessed February 1, 2012) Link

      Farnham, Thomas J. "Washington's Southern Tour," NCPEDIA, 2006 (accessed May 28, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite and Bronze.

  • Sponsors

    North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Subject Notes

    Washington was completing the last leg of an 83-day tour of the southern states when he stopped in North Carolina to visit with Alexander Martin, Governor of North Carolina, and to see the Guilford Courthouse battlefield.

    There are several stone markers across North Carolina that commemorate the President George Washington's tours of the Southern States in 1791. Notable among them are George Washington Boulder outside Lexington, George Washington Tree Marker in Hampstead outside Wilmington, and a George Washington and Henry Clay Marker in Wilmington.

  • Location

    This monument is located within Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

  • Landscape

    Next to Old Battleground Rd.

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