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

Central Orphanage of North Carolina

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
1. Central Orphanage of North Carolina Marker
Inscription. Founded 1883. Pioneer Negro child-caring institution, serving on state-wide basis.
 
Erected 1965 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number G-83.)
 
Location. 36° 17.592′ N, 78° 34.356′ W. Marker is near Oxford, North Carolina, in Granville County. Marker is on Raleigh Street south of West Antioch Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford NC 27565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry P. Cheatham (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nat’l Rochester (approx. 1˝ miles away); Oxford Female College (approx. 1.6 miles away); Horner Military School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Katherine Blount Skinner Lassiter (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mary Potter Academy (approx. 1.7 miles away); Oxford Orphanage (approx. 2.1 miles away); Harris Meeting House (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Regarding Central Orphanage of North Carolina. The current name of this institution is Central Children’s Home of North Carolina. It was founded in 1883 as the Colored Orphanage Association by members of the Shiloh and Wake Missionary
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By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
2. Central Orphanage of North Carolina Marker
Baptist Associations and the home was named the Grant Colored Asylum. Other names it had were The Colored Orphanage Asylum of North Carolina, The Colored Orphanage of North Carolina, and The Central Orphanage of North Carolina.

The Central Children’s Home of North Carolina is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
H. P. Cheatham Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
3. H. P. Cheatham Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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