The Owens House

The Owens House (HM158V)

Location: Halifax, NC 27839 Halifax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 19.838', W 77° 35.422'

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This Georgian style house with a gambled roof was built elsewhere about 1760 and moved here by 1880. It is named for George Owens, a prominent and prosperous Halifax merchant.

The house had many owners through the years and was occupied until 1957, when the Historical Halifax Restoration Association purchased it. With assistance from the Office of Archives and History, it was restored to its eighteenth-century appearance. In 1969, the Association transferred the house and lot ownership to the state of North Carolina.

George Owens was representative of the merchant class in Halifax during the early nineteenth century. He and others took advantage of the commercial possibilities offered by the nearby Roanoke River. Warehouses and wharfs stood near the river, where ships could load and unload goods and supplies.
HM NumberHM158V
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Placed ByThe North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267491 N 4023736
Decimal Degrees36.33063333, -77.59036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 19.838', W 77° 35.422'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 19' 50.28" N, 77° 35' 25.32" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16-156 St David St, Halifax NC 27839, US
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