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Winnabow in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Orton Plantation

 
 
Orton Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
1. Orton Plantation Marker
Inscription. House built c. 1725, subsequent additions. Home first of Roger Moore, later of Gov. Benjamin Smith, still later of James Sprunt. miles east.
 
Erected 1954 by the Archives Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number D-53.)
 
Location. 34° 3.727′ N, 77° 57.551′ W. Marker is in Winnabow, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Plantation Road 0.1 miles east of River Road (Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnabow NC 28479, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Philips Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish Attack (approx. half a mile away); Arthur Dobbs (approx. half a mile away); Brunswick (approx. half a mile away); Fort Anderson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Russellborough (approx. 1.3 miles away); Russelborough (approx. 1.4 miles away); Brunswick Town State Historic Site (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winnabow.
 
More about this marker. This maker was originally erected some 350 feet north on the original alignment of Plantation Road, at 34 3.783′ N, 77 57.5′ W. It was moved here
Orton Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
2. Orton Plantation Marker
early in 2017 when that section of Plantation Road removed from the county&sdquo;s road system. Orton Plantation and its Gardens are no longer open to the public. It has been reported that the area is being restored to its natural habitat.
 
Also see . . .
1. Orton Plantation. “Orton was purchased by James Sprunt LLD and presented to his wife Luola. In 1910 Mrs. Sprunt had wings added to Orton house, and with encouragement of her husband, began to design and plant gardens.” (Submitted on March 22, 2008.) 

2. Closed to public, Orton Plantation is transforming on a 'grand scale'. 2012 article by Richard Stradling in The Charlotte Observer. (Submitted on February 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USColonial EraNotable Buildings
 
This marker at its original location. image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
3. This marker at its original location.
The gardens closed in 2010. Orton Plantation is no longer open to the public.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,229 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on February 24, 2017.
 
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