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Joseph Morehead Monument

Joseph Morehead Monument
Guilford Courthouse
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/135

Description: The bronze statue of Morehead stands at 13' tall, towering above the viewer. Morehead stands proudly wearing a long overcoat, his left hand in his pocket. Under his coat, he wears a vest over a half-windsor tie. A hat sits atop Morehead's head; the man himself, mustached and bearded, appears to stare off into the distance.

Inscription:
JULY 9, 1840 - JANUARY 1, 1911 / JOSEPH M. MOREHEAD / VICE-PRESIDENT, ACTING PRESIDENT / AND SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE / GUILFORD BATTLE GROUND COMPANY


Dedication date: 7/4/1913
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, granite.

Subject notes: Joseph Motley Morehead was born in 1840. He was a Confederate officer and lawyer of Greensboro, N.C. He also served for a time as president of the Guilford Battleground Company.

Controversies: At one point the statue was removed due to vandalism. It has since been replaced, though its location has been changed.

Former Locations: The statue used to stand near the old New Garden Road in 1937, where it had been in a row of monuments.

Landscape: The monument is located in a row of monuments off of a tour road that runs through the Guilford Battle park. About .2 miles from Old Battleground Road, it is not far from the monument to David Schenck.

City: Greensboro

County: Guilford

Subjects: Historic Civic Figures

Latitude: 
36.1333
Longitude: 
-79.84492
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