Forest Lawn Cemetery


This municipal cemetery was established in 1930 on the southern face of the Guilford Courthouse Battleground, adjacent to Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The military park is part of the National Park Service. The battle of Guilford Courthouse took place on March 15, 1781 and is called "a victory in defeat." Technically the British won because the Americans under the command of General Nathanel Green retreated. But Greene's men inflicted heavy losses on Lord Cornwallis' army, killing and wounding 532 men. The British forces never recovered and Cornwallis surrendered in October 1781 at Yorktown, VA.


Directions to get to Forest Lawn Cemetery as of June 2008:Take 220 North from Greensboro. It becomes Battleground Ave. Turn right onto Pisgah Church Road. Turn left onto Forest Lawn. Turn left again to continue on Forest Lawn. The Pisgah Church will be on your left and a school will be on the right side of the road. Follow the road and go between the brick posts. (The Forest Lawn Cemetery sign is on the right post.) Bear left when the road forks. The Sharpe plot will be on your right just after the Armfield Stone. An old gated entrance is locked but visible just beyond the plot and to your left. (Beyond the gate is Southern Foods on Westridge Rd.... it appears from the other side of the gate that this was once a main entrance to the cemetery.) (GPS: 36° 7.514' N, 79° 50.651' W.)



Terry Donnell Sharpe (#7) and his wife, Mary Gertrude Colerider (#8) are buried in this cemetery.





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