Oak Ridge in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jesse Benbow House
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.
Erected by Town of Oak Ridge.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
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 Road. Touch for mapTouch 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.
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 437 times since then and 4 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.