Oak Ridge in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thomas Eary Whitaker, a lawyer, North Carolina legislator, and professor at the school, became President of Oak Ridge Institute in 1914, and served in that capacity until his death in 1929. Thomas and his wife Ida, purchased Oakhurst in 1917, and it remained in the Whitaker family until 1981.
Erected by Town of Oak Ridge.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Government & Politics.
Location. 36° 10.56′ N, 79° 59.04′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Ridge NC 27310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Ridge Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oak Ridge Public School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charles Benbow House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Mill of Guilford (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bailes Old Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jesse Benbow House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lindley Field (approx. 5 miles away); Railroad Street Mural (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.