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Oak Ridge in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oakhurst

1897

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
1. Oakhurst Marker
Inscription. Oakhurst was built for Martin Hicks Holt, Co-Principal of Oak Ridge Institute, and his wife Mary. The finest Queen Anne style house surviving in all of Guilford County, it was designed by the prominent and prolific southern architect Frank P. Milburn whose distinguished building appear in most major North Carolina cities. He also designed the South Carolina State Capital building.

Thomas Eary Whitaker, a lawyer, North Carolina legislator, and professor at the school, became President of Oak Ridge Institute in 1914, and served in that capacity until his death in 1929. Thomas and his wife Ida, purchased Oakhurst in 1917, and it remained in the Whitaker family until 1981.

This home is on the National Register Historic District; Oak Ridge Military Academy and a Guilford County Historic Landmark

 
Erected by Town of Oak Ridge.
 
Location. 36° 10.56′ N, 79° 59.04′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Oak Ridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Ridge NC 27310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Ridge Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oak Ridge Public School
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
2. Oakhurst Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Charles Benbow House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Mill of Guilford (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bailes Old Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jesse Benbow House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lindley Field (approx. 5 miles away); Railroad Street Mural (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
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Oakhurst Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
3. Oakhurst Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
4. Oakhurst Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
5. Oakhurst Marker
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
6. Oakhurst Marker
 
 
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