Thomas Lloyd Marker, Chapel Hill
This marker consists of a bronze plaque placed in a roughly-cut rectangular granite slab. The stone is approximately six feet tall.
THOMAS LLOYD / COMMUNITY LEADER, LEGISLATOR / SOLDIER, TOWN BUILDER / BORN IN PENNSYLVANIA ABOUT 1736 / SERVED IN VIRGINIA PROVINCIAL / FORCES AGAINST INDIANS / VESTRYMAN OF THE PARISH, CHURCH WARDEN / CHAIRMAN COUNTY COURT / MAJOR, ORANGE COUNTY MILITIA / MEMBER, NORTH CAROLINA ASSEMBLY 1760 - 1766 / INSTRUMENTAL IN ESTABLISHING HILLSBORO / AS A BOROUGH TOWN / MAJOR GENERAL IN COLONIAL ARMY 1768 / DIED IN 1792
ERECTED BY THOMAS LLOYD MEMORIAL ASSOCATION / ON OCT. 6, 1937 / J R LLOYD, PRES. / J T LLOYD, VICE-PRES / HERBERT LLOYD, SEC. / P O LLOYD, TREASURER / HISTORIANS / EUGENE S SUGG / P CLEVELAND GARDNER / MRS T W LLOYD / LUECO LLOYD / ARCHIBALD HENDERSON
October 6, 1937
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Engstrom, Mary Claire, 1991; Revised by Jared Dease, Government and Heritage Library, December 2022. "Lloyd (or Loyd, Loyde), Thomas," NCPedia.org, (accessed May 27, 2023) Link
Thomas Lloyd Memorial Association
Thomas Lloyd played a role in Orange County politics starting in the 1750s, as his business dealings had brought him to North Carolina by way of Virginia. He was born to a Welsh immigrant family.
[Additional information from NCpedia editors at the State Library of North Carolina: This person enslaved and owned other people. Many Black and African people, their descendants, and some others were enslaved in the United States until the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in 1865. It was common for wealthy landowners, entrepreneurs, politicians, institutions, and others to enslave people and use enslaved labor during this period. To read more about the enslavement and transportation of African people to North Carolina, visit https://aahc.nc.gov/programs/africa-carolina-0. To read more about slavery and its history in North Carolina, visit https://www.ncpedia.org/slavery. - Government and Heritage Library, 2023.]
The inscription may contain inaccuracies because it includes information about Colonel Thomas Lloyd of New Hanover County, a contemporary of the Orange County Thomas Lloyd.
The memorial is located about 50 feet east of Old Highway 86 at Stony Hill Road, just northwest of the Calvander intersection.
The granite stands on the grass surrounded by shady trees.