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Near Alamance in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oak Grove Plantation

1790-1910

 
 
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By Patrick G. Jordan, June 14, 2014
1. Oak Grove Plantation Marker
Inscription.  1693 acre grain plantation founded by Michael Holt III (1778-1842). Birthplace of E.M. Holt (1807-1884), a founder of the southern textile industry and developer of "Alamance Plaid" fabrics. Dr. William Rainey Holt (1798-1868), noted "scientific agriculturalist," and N.C. Governor Thomas M. Holt (1831-1896) also born here. Oak Grove Stock Farm established on this site in the 1880s by Lynn Banks Holt (1842-1920). Former slave Caswell Holt (b. 1834) named first black deputy in Reconstruction Alamance County. His brother, Sam Holt (1837-1912), founded nearby Springdale Church and Academy for newly emancipated former slaves.
 
Erected 2014 by Alamance County Historical Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 1.15′ N, 79° 29.433′ W. Marker is near Alamance, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bellemont-Alamance Road (State
Oak Grove Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 14, 2014
2. Oak Grove Plantation Marker
Highway 62) and Kimesville Road (County Route 1113), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the parking lot of the Alamance County Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4777 S NC Hwy 62, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Oak Grove Plantation (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul's Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Trading Path (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Clapp's Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alamance Cotton Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Johnston Moves West (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tryon’s Camp (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Revolutionary War Connection (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alamance.
 
Also see . . .  Alamance County Historical Museum. (Submitted on June 16, 2014.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2014, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2014, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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