In the photo above, we see the sun lingering over the monument to General Nathanael Greene (1742- 1786). Greensboro is named in honor of General Greene, a self-taught Quaker ironmaster, who led the Patriot forces at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in the Revolutionary War. The American hero now stands in the center of a roundabout at the intersection of Greene and West McGee Streets.
The quote at the base of the statue reads, "...in the very name Greene are remembered all the virtues and talents which can illustrate the patriot, the statesman, and the military leader." Marquis de Lafayette