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Roxboro in Person County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Newells Jewelers

1905

 

— 2016 Heritage Trail —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
1. The Newells Jewelers Marker
Inscription.  
The business began originally in Roxboro in 1888 by George Angel Newell. In 1905, his son William Henry Badger Newell, built this building. The Newells Jewelers operated by two subsequent Newell generations continuously at this location until October 2004.

In 2008, Hayden Wheeler Newell III, a descendant of initial builder, renovated the building with a loft apartment upstairs and a downstairs commercial space.
 
Erected 2016 by Person County Museum of History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is October 2004.
 
Location. 36° 23.634′ N, 78° 58.972′ W. Marker is in Roxboro, North Carolina, in Person County. Marker is on Depot Street just east of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107A Depot St, Roxboro NC 27573, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Confederate Memorial (about 300 feet away); World War II (about 300 feet away); Person County Courthouse Site

The Newells Jewelers Building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
2. The Newells Jewelers Building
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(about 300 feet away); Robert Lester Blackwell (about 400 feet away); Person County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Korea (about 400 feet away); Site Of The Dowdy Hotel Jones Hotel And Hotel Roxboro (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roxboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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