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Milton in Caswell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Milton Hotel

c. 1825

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
1. Site of Milton Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The 20 room brick and wood Milton Hotel was a local landmark and the center of area social activity for over a century. During its life the hotel went by several names, including Gordon Hotel and Hotel Caswell. Originally a tavern on the stagecoach route from Richmond to Raleigh, it was famous for its cuisine. The end came in 1953 when disgruntled striking mill workers from nearby Danville, Virginia, purportedly torched the building to send a message to non-strikers who were living there.
 
Erected by The Milton Preservation and Beautification Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLabor UnionsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
 
Location. 36° 32.315′ N, 79° 12.31′ W. Marker is in Milton, North Carolina, in Caswell County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (State Highway 45) and Leas Street, on the left when traveling west on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Broad St, Milton NC 27305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commercial Row West (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
2. Site of Milton Hotel Marker
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Commercial Row East (within shouting distance of this marker); Friou-Hurdle House (within shouting distance of this marker); Milton State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Milton Batteaux, Boatmen, Hogsheads and Coopers (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Day (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milton General Store (about 400 feet away); The Oliver House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
 
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 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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