Land Purchase

One of the unique projects of the Guilford Battleground Company has been the on-going purchase of land around Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. All of this land is within the area where the Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought, and is therefore significant to the preservation and interpretation of the historic event which took place here.

The Guilford Battleground Company previously purchased battlefield plots of land in two areas, along Green Acres Lane and British Lake Drive. GBC purchased this land to protect it from being sold to developers before federal funding could be approved. Once federal funding was approved GBC sold these plots of land to the National Park Service for the expansion of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The GBC incurred the interest costs on the properties until the NPS could purchase them.

The Guilford Battleground Company works closely with members of these communities to ensure that homes are purchased at fair-market value. The GBC appreciates the willingness of the residents to assist with broadening the scope of the park. As of the end of 2021, there are still additional acres remaining to be purchased to complete this significant project. Most of this land lies in the area of the First Line of battle.