The sign, labeled Guilford College Woods, greets visitors and residents of Jefferson Gardens. This is the sign and view as you enter the limited-access neighborhood featured on GDP earlier in the week. Herein, you will find the bucolic home of Mr. Crow and Mr. Turkey. The historical marker says it all about a part of Greensboro that has been making history since the early 1700's.
North Carolina's historical marker program is one of the oldest in the United States. The first marker to be put in place through the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program was in Granville County in 1936. Now, the markers are in every county; in all, over 1,400 are in place.* We like the above marker because there is ample opportunity to get out of your car and read it. Some markers are alongside such traffic-dense areas that you would risk your life if you stopped to read them. Do you take the time to read historical markers? Do you have a favorite one? Here is one on the other side of the Guilford College campus.
Well, the weekend is upon us which means we get to go out exploring Greensboro again. Who knows, we just may pull up in your neighborhood. If only we could be like the Publishers Clearinghouse Prize Patrol and show up with a million-dollar check!
*go here to learn more about North Carolina's historical marker program.