Borden Oaks Plantation

Submitted by FHMaster on Fri, 12/16/2016 - 23:10

Borden Oaks is a plantation house and historic district near Greensboro, Alabama, United States

The main house at Borden Oaks was built in 1835 by John Scott Gray and his wife, Martha Thompson Cocke Gray, on property given to them by Martha's father. The estate was initially named Locust Lawn.[3] John Scott Gray died on October 19, 1835, leaving Martha a widow. She would remain single for ten years.[4] Their child, John Ruffin Gray, would die in 1862 in the Battle of Fredericksburg. Martha remarried on November 3, 1845 to Richard Benjamin Borden, a widower originally from Carteret County, North Carolina.[4] Locust Lawn came to be known as Borden Oaks after their marriage.[3]
 

Borden Oaks Plantation House Front Facade.JPG

 

Location
Greensboro
State
County
GeoCoord
32.71787°N 87.68931°W
Owners
John Scott Gray
Richard Benjamin Borden
Founded
1835
Status
Active
NRHP Ref Number
94000685