Duke Homestead in Durham in Durham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Prosperity from War
Within a decade of the end of the war, Duke and other local entrepreneurs, such as Julian S. Carr and Brodie L. Duke (Washington’s eldest son) established the Durham tobacco factories and textile mills that fueled the recovery of war-stricken North Carolina. Now renovated into shops, restaurants, and offices, the red brickwork and architectural details of the century-old facilities contribute to Durham’s unique sense of place.
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trials.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1861.
Location. 36° 2.164′ N, 78° 55.279′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. It is in Duke Homestead. Marker can be reached from Duke Homestead Road. The marker is located in the visitor parking lot of the Duke Homestead North Carolina Historic Site, adjacent to the walkway to Tobacco Museum and visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham NC 27705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this North Carolina (here, next to this marker); Durham County Prison Camp (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Duke Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Watts Hospital II (approx. 1.2 miles away); N.C. School of Science and Mathematics (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dorothy Kitchen: Durham Musician and Educator Extraordinaire (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Love, Sr. House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Emanuel J. Evans House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.