Rachel Caldwell Marker, Greensboro
The Rachel Caldwell memorial is a simple rectangular bronze tablet attached to a large boulder. The insignia of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the form of a spinning wheel and distaff is present on the lower left corner. A similar memorial to her husband, Dr. David Caldwell, placed by the Colonial Dames stands a few feet away.
Images: Far-off view of the memorial marker | Memorial markers to Rachel and Dr. David Caldwell
RACHEL CALDWELL / 1742 1825 / RACHEL, WIFE OF DAVID CALDWELL AND DAUGHTER OF / ALEXANDER CRAIGHEAD, IS NOTED IN HISTORY AS ONE / OF THE HEROIC WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. / SHE IS ESPECIALLY CITED FOR BRAVERY ON THIS LAND, / HER HOME PLACE, WHERE THE BRITISH ENCAMPED, AND / IN MINISTERING, WITH HER HUSBAND, TO THE / WOUNDED AND DYING ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF / GUILFORD COURTHOUSE. ERECTED BY THE RACHEL CALDWELL CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / JUNE 12TH, 1935
David and Rachel Caldwell Historical Center
June 12, 1935
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Rachel Caldwell Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
The presentation of the memorial marker was made by Mrs. Mary Caldwell Jones, great-granddaughter of Rachel Caldwell, and accepted on behalf of the chapter by the regent Mrs. L. Caroll Atkisson.
Rachel Caldwell was the wife of Dr. David Caldwell, a prominent Colonial and Revolutionary era pastor, educator and physician. Throughout their marriage she was known to share in the responsibilities and labors of her husband’s endeavors.
The marker is located on the grounds of the David and Rachel Caldwell Historical Center, 3211 W. Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410. The David Caldwell memorial marker is next to it.
The grounds of the historical center are park-like with mature trees, sections of open lawn and walking trails. The Tangier Family Bicentennial Gardens is adjacent to it and shares parking.