Park Founders

Park Founders (HMNEI)

Location: Greensboro, NC 27410 Guilford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 7.952', W 79° 50.688'

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— National Park Service —

Nearby monuments commemorate park founders David Schenck and Joseph M. Morehead. Appalled at the neglect of the battlefield in the 1880s, Schenck directed the purchase of historic land and incorporated the Guilford Battle Ground Company to preserve the site and construct monuments. Schenck's and Morehead's efforts helped establish the battleground as a national park. Both men served as president of the Company.

Their intent was not to restore the rugged, wooded appearance of 1781 but to create an attractive "pleasuring ground" where Americans could contemplate monuments associated with the battle and the nation's birth. The park's 28 monuments turn the actual historic ground into a landscape of ideas, highlighting different perceptions of the battle and how to commemorate it.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 9:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 603943 N 3999266
Decimal Degrees36.13253333, -79.84480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 7.952', W 79° 50.688'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 7' 57.12" N, 79° 50' 41.28" W
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Area Code(s)910, 336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 79 Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway, Greensboro NC 27410, US
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