This is a close up of the center of Greensboro's Genesis Monument in Fisher Park. The 42 acres which became Greensborough were purchased in 1808 from Scotch-Irish settler Ralph Gorrell for $98.Today, the city has a total area of at 109.2 square miles; only about 4 square miles of the land is water. Last year, we featured the whole Genesis marker (here). Today, we're featuring the CENTER of the center. The details are interesting. You can see that our city's spelling used to be Greensborough. We used to have a Fayetteville Road, Salisbury Road, and Hillsborough Road which lead to cities with those names. You see the antiquated measurement "poles" listed. A pole is the same as a rod and equals 5.5 yards.
Unfortunately, people have little regard for public property and have scratched initials in this plaque. Perhaps we can have students collect money to get it repaired and raise their awareness of the cost of defacing public property. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, head out and see this monument. Also noteworthy is the monument to Sandy Bradshaw who died in 9/11.