Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge
 
NW Observer
  • At A Glance

    What was likely once a footpath for Native Americans evolved into a farming community named after the oak trees running along the highest ridge in Guilford County. Oak Ridge gained fame as a place of higher learning when in 1852 citizens “desirous of promoting the cause of education” established Oak Ridge Institute, which in 1971 became Oak Ridge Military Academy; it is now the oldest private military school in North Carolina.

    In 1998 Oak Ridge residents voted to incorporate their community in order to have a say in how their town was governed and how it would be residentially and commercially developed.


    Incorporation date: 1998

    Size: approx. 15 square miles

    Property tax rate: 8¢ per $100 of property value (town),
    73¢ per $100 (county), 0.77¢ per $100 (fire department)

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