Dedicated 1896. William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, and John Penn served as North Carolina's representatives in the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Only Hooper's and Penn's remains were re-bruied in the park in 1897. Hewes' remains still lie in Christ Churchyard in Philadelphia. The monument and remains were moved to the present location in 1976. The bronze statue is of Hooper, the "Orator of the Congress".
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