Oxford in Granville County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1975 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-7.)
Location. 36° 19.12′ N, 78° 35.643′ W. Marker is in Oxford, North Carolina, in Granville County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street (U.S. 15) and Alexander Avenue, on the right when traveling north on College Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 College St., Oxford NC 27565, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Potter Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Katherine Blount Skinner Lassiter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oxford Female College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Horner Military School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry P. Cheatham (approx. 1.5 miles away); Nat’l Rochester Central Orphanage of North Carolina (approx. 2.1 miles away); Harris Meeting House (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
Regarding Oxford Orphanage. It is now known as The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford.
Also see . . . The Oxford Orphanage. “On a cold, bleak Saturday afternoon in February 1873, Robert L. and Nancy Parrish and Isabelle Robertson, all from Granville County, were received into the home. Past Grand Master Francis D. Winston recalled the scene: ‘I was a student at Oxford in the Horner Military Academy and saw Mr. Mills receive the first orphan at this institution. I shall not forget the scene. I had gone there to carry a bundle of clothing collected from my fellow students. It was on Saturday afternoon. A dull cloud hung in the sky. A man with a one-horse wagon drove to the door. Mr. Mills, with gruff voice, asked his mission. He told it. The gigantic form of our friend (Submitted on February 12, 2010.)
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