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Oak Ridge in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jesse Benbow House

1858

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
1. Jesse Benbow House Marker
Inscription.  Jesse Benbow was born in 1815 to Charles and Mary (Saunders) Benbow. In 1838 Jesse married Ann Clark and they had seven children.

Jesse designed the house using oak trees from the property for the joists and foundation, and clay from the Haw River to make the bricks. In 1852, along with the help of other residents, Jesse opened the doors of Oak Ridge Institute, which is now Oak Ridge Military Academy.

Jesse loved this land and was a farmer, raising cattle and hogs. Jesse died in 1900 at the age of 85. Ann died two years later.

This house is also on the National Register of Historic Places and Guilford County Historic Landmarks

 
Erected by Town of Oak Ridge.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducation.
 
Location. 36° 9.9′ N, 80° 0.12′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Ridge Road and Farmsworth, on the right when traveling east on Oak Ridge
Jesse Benbow House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
2. Jesse Benbow House Marker
Road. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles Benbow House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oak Ridge Public School (approx. half a mile away); Oak Ridge Institute (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oakhurst (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bailes Old Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Mill of Guilford (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lindley Field (approx. 4.8 miles away); Railroad Street Mural (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
Jesse Benbow House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 4, 2012
3. Jesse Benbow House Marker
 
 
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 419 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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