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  • Monument Name

    No North - No South Monument, Guilford Courthouse

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

    Civil War

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    This monument, erected in 1903, commemorates the spirit of unity that was present during the American Revolutionary War in hopes of providing healing after the American Civil War. It commemorates two heroes of the American Revolution: George Washington (from the South) and Nathanael Greene (from the North), who fought in the South, notably in Greensboro. The monument consists of a squat granite obelisk atop a square base. It is inscribed on all four sides.

  • Inscription

    North face: 1776

    East face: NO NORTH / WASHINGTON

    South face: 1903

    West face: NO SOUTH / GREENE

  • Custodian

    National Park Service

  • Dedication Date

    July 4, 1903

  • Decade

    1900s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.131740 , -79.846720 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

      "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., and Michael H. White. The Monuments at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, North Carolina, (Greensboro, NC: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, 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

      Grimes, J. Bryan. Remarks of J. Bryan Grimes: Responding for the State of North Carolina, Upon the Occasion of the Dedication of the Maine Monument at Salisbury, N.C., May 8, 1908, ([Raleigh, NC: J. Bryan Grimes], 1908), (accessed May 22, 2012) Link

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

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Guilford Battleground Company

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    This monument was dedicated at the same time as the King's Mountain Marker. 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 deemed it an unremarkable speech.

  • Nickname

    Washington-Greene Marker

  • Landscape

    This monument is located in the Guilford Courthouse Military Park in Guilford County. It is within sight of at least three other monuments.

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