Backcountry Courthouse

Backcountry Courthouse (HM7GV)

Location: Greensboro, NC 27410 Guilford County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 8.041', W 79° 50.118'

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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

To Cornwallis, Guilford Courthouse was not a military or strategic objective. Greene's army was his target. After receiving intelligence that the British were marching toward the American camp, Greene switched his battle plans from attack to defense. At this point along the main road General Greene began deploying his troops.

In 1781 the county seat of Guilford served as the hub of a small farming community of about fifty English, Scots-Irish, and nearby Quakers. At the courthouse these settlers registered deeds, settled legal disputes, and were mustered into the militia.

This ground is believed to be the general area of the courthouse. Apparently there were five other small buildings in the clearing, including a jail and a tavern. In 1809 the county seat was relocated six miles south. No trace of the courthouse community remains.
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HM NumberHM7GV
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Placed ByGuilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:49am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 604795 N 3999441
Decimal Degrees36.13401667, -79.83530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.041', W 79° 50.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 2.46" N, 79° 50' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)910, 336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2333 New Garden Rd, Greensboro NC 27410, US
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