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  • Monument Name

    Lord Cornwallis Marker, Jamestown

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Historic Military Figures

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City

    Jamestown

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    The marker consists of a simple bronze plaque attached to a large four foot high rock. In addition to the inscription the plaque has the spinning wheel insignia of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Images: Plaque | Far-off view

  • Inscription

    LORD CORNWALLIS / WITH 2400 BRITISH SOLDIERS / FORDED DEEP RIVER AT THIS POINT / AND CAMPED ON ITS LEFT BANK, / ONE MILE UPSTREAM / PRIOR TO THE BATTLE OF / GUILFORD COURTHOUSE, / MARCH 15TH, 1781. / THIS BATTLE WAS A DETERMINING / FACTOR IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF / AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

    ERECTED BY THE ALEXANDER MARTIN CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / HIGH POINT, N.C. / 1934

  • Custodian

    City of Jamestown

  • Dedication Date

    March 8, 1934

  • Decade

    1930s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.992820 , -79.946130 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Lord Cornwallis Marker Unveiled At Jamestown,” Statesville Record And Landmark,” (Statesville, NC), March 9, 1934, 6

      “Lord Cornwallis.” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed February 20, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, stone

  • Sponsors

    Alexander Martin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Mrs. Sydney P. Cooper, state regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, delivered the address. Mrs. H.A. Millis accepted the marker on behalf of the local parks and juvenile commission.

  • Location

    The memorial is located in the southeast corner of City Lake Park. It can be seen from W. Main Street where it crosses the Deep River. The entrance to the park is at the intersection of East Parkside Drive and Main Street in Jamestown, NC.

  • Landscape

    The marker stands in a grassy area of the city public park, with nearby picnic tables and shady trees.

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