Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

  • Also Known As: Guilford Battlefield

  • Address: 2332 New Garden Rd
  • Vicinity: Old Battleground Rd
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

"I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons" - Lt General Charles, Earl Cornwallis

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse (Thursday, March 15, 1781)

The largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign was fought at the small North Carolina backcountry hamlet of Guilford Courthouse. The battle proved to be the highwater mark of British military operations in the Revolutionary War. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
US National Park Service Architect
US Bureau of Public Roads Architect
1781/03/15 Charles Cornwallis British Regular Commander North Carolina Militia battle British Army Regulars Battle of Guilford Courthouse
1781/03/15 Warren Henley Stone Soldier North Carolina Militia battle British Army Regulars Battle of Guilford Courthouse
1781/03/15 Maj Gen Nathanael Greene Patriot Commander North Carolina Militia battle British Army Regulars Battle of Guilford Courthouse
1781/03/16 William Coffin of County Guilford Quaker Caregiver William Coffin's house is used as a hospital for American wounded. The Coffin family assist in burying the dead and caring for the wounded. Battle of Guilford Courthouse
1791/06/00 George Washington Visitor George Washington visits and stays overnight George Washington's Southern Tour

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Particulars for Guilford Courthouse National Military Park:
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Battle site
Criteria Consideration Birth place or grave
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Area of Significance Conservation
Historic Use Courthouse
Cultural Affiliation Euro-American
Owner Federal
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Disposition Reconstructed Property
Historic Use Road-related
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Transportation

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Registry Address: Address Restricted
Registry Number: 66000069
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: National Park Service; Bureau of Public Roads
Architectural Style: Colonial revival
Area in Acres: 220
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Contributing Objects: 27
Other Certification: Additional documentation, Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Military Park
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Architecture, Transportation, Conservation, Historic and non-aboriginal
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Criteria Consideration: Birth place or grave, Reconstructed property, Commemorative property
Cultural Affiliation: Euro-American
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1781, 1935, 1938
Historic Function: Defense, Government, Transportation, Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Battle site, Courthouse, Single dwelling, Road-related
Current Function: Landscape, Recreation and Culture, Domestic, Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Monument, Marker Park Single dwelling Road-related

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