The surname Cone is well known in Greensboro, North Carolina, and throughout the South. As seen in the above historic marker, the Cone Family name in Greensboro was originally associated with the textile business. Their first mill, Proximity, was so named because it was located in close proximity to cotton, gins, warehouses, and the railroad. With the American textile industry moving overseas, the Cone name in Greensboro is more likely associated with Moses Cone Hospital, Cone Boulevard, and local journalist Ed Cone. Likely, the positive influence of the Cone Brothers will be remembered for a long time!
If you notice the Wendover Medical Center building in the background, in reality, it is not leaning. In photographing the listing historical marker, we decided to photograph the sign straight at the expense of the building! The keepers of the historical markers need to right the listing J-96!