Oak Ridge in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Charles Benbow House
This Quaker style house was conservative in plan, though Charles' application to detail was the least inhibited of any builder in Guilford County. Its ambitious, decorative design is individualistic and inorthodox, combining Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival elements. The house was completed between 1823 and 1824.
Charles Benbow, a Quaker, and his family were associated with the early development of the textile industry in N.C. as well as having a significant role in the establishment of two local educational institutes, what is now Oak Ridge Military Academy and Guilford College.
Charles Benbow died in July 1868. Mary Benbow died in 1875.
Erected by Town of Oak Ridge.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce Quakerism series list.
Location. 36° 10.07′ N, 79° 59.8′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Oak Ridge Road 0.3 miles west of Autumn Gate Drive, on the left when traveling west. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Ridge Public School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jesse Benbow House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oak Ridge Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oakhurst (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bailes Old Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Mill of Guilford (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lindley Field (approx. 4.8 miles away); Railroad Street Mural (approx. 5.2 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 589 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.