Greenville's General

Greenville's General (HMEF0)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 50.842', W 82° 24.018'

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Have you heard the story of General Greene,
A Rhode Island private who followed his dream.
In 1780 as Washington's man
He came to our state to free our great land.

Armies of British were sent by the King,
But they were no match for the genius of Greene.
Backed by the bravest of ill-equipped men
The Patriots fought to the glorious end.

There were Pickens and Sumter and Marion too,
Wild men at heart but to Greene they were true.
These Ghosts of the Woodlands who took up the cause
Gave the redcoats and Indians a reason to pause.

From the hills to the coast they took back our land,
For Liberty's sake they took a bold stand.
Our Nation was born by the Team and the Scheme
Of Marion, Sumter, Pickens and Greene.

To thank these great leaders and honor Greene's skill
Our town and our county were christened Greeneville.

[Along the base of the steps leading up to the Nathanael Greene statue are the words]:
I will recover the country or die in the attempt
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HM NumberHMEF0
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Year Placed2006
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371979 N 3857010
Decimal Degrees34.84736667, -82.40030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.842', W 82° 24.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 50.52" N, 82° 24' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-323 S Main St, Greenville SC 29601, US
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