Oak Ridge in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Oak Ridge Public School
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This school replaced several one and two-room schools in Oak Ridge township, including a log school (approx. 1/4-mile from here), and a frame-built school used in the early 1900s. The original Station 15 of the Oak Ridge Fire Department was located in a separate building on the property 1954-2004.
For over 75 years, the school was used for community events such as meetings, festivals and the annual Fiddler's Convention. During the 1930s-1950s traveling musicians of national acclaim performed here, including Bill and Charlie Monroe, Stringbean and Grandpa Jones. A grandstand stood behind the school and was the site of the baseball games and events
Erected by Town of Oak Ridge.
Location. 36° 10.18′ N, 79° 59.66′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Oak Ridge Road 0.2 miles west of Linville Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Ridge NC 27310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles Benbow House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oak Ridge Institute (approx. half a mile away); Jesse Benbow House (approx. half a mile away); Oakhurst (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bailes Old Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Mill of Guilford (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lindley Field (approx. 4.8 miles away); Railroad Street Mural (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.