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Duke Homestead

 
 
Duke Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 11, 2010
1. Duke Homestead Marker
Inscription. Birthplace of J. B. and B. N. Duke, tobacco and hydroelectric magnates, philanthropists (Duke University, the Duke Endowment), is 1 mi. S.W.
 
Erected 1954 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-63.)
 
Location. 36° 2.403′ N, 78° 54.351′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is at the intersection of North Duke Street (U.S. 501) and Carver Street, on the right when traveling north on North Duke Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Durham NC 27704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Duke Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); West Point Truce Line (approx. 2 miles away); Royal Ice Cream Sit-In (approx. 2.8 miles away); Black Wall Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named North Carolina (approx. 3.3 miles away); Durham's Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Sprunt Hill (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Durham.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker
Wide view of the Duke Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 11, 2010
2. Wide view of the Duke Homestead Marker
shown.
 
Also see . . .  NC Historic Sites - Duke Homestead. (Submitted on May 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Duke Homestead (1852) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 11, 2010
3. Duke Homestead (1852)
Looking across a newly planted tobacco field toward the Duke Homestead. In foreground is a reconstruction of the corn crib used as the first tobacco factory, where Washington Duke began manufacturing smoking tobacco in 1865. With the Washington Duke House, the birthplace of B.N. and J.B. Duke, in the background at the North Carolina Duke Homestead Historic Site.
Duke Homestead (1852) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 11, 2010
4. Duke Homestead (1852)
The Washington Duke House, the birthplace of B.N. and J.B. Duke, at the North Carolina Duke Homestead Historic Site.
Duke Homestead (1852) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 11, 2010
5. Duke Homestead (1852)
The third tobacco factory (1869) built at the Duke Homestead, at the North Carolina Duke Homestead Historic Site. It was used by the Duke family until they moved the business to what is now downtown Durham, about three miles south.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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