Orton Plantation

Orton Plantation - Front

Orton Plantation - Back

Year of Publication (Approximate): 1949

Preprinted Postcard Text (Front): A Well Preserved Colonial Mansion In Dixie Orton Plantation, Near Wilmington, N.C.

Preprinted Postcard Text (Back): Orton Plantation, one of the interesting, historical beauty spots, preserved from the cradle of America. Built in 1725 by King Roger Moore, the original house still comprises the central part of the building; surrounded by beautiful trees, festooned with Spanish Moss.

Exquisite gardens, artistically planned, where Azaleas, Camelias, Rhododendrons and other beautiful shrubbery, growing in profusion surround the premises. The impressive walls of Colonial St. Philips's Church and the site of the residence of three Colonial Governors are adjacent to these gardens.

We think that it may be of interest to you and your friends to know that the Azaleas here at Orton Plantation are nearing the height of their bloom. With the present normal weather this display should last into early April.

We are please to announce that the road is hard surfaced to within a mile of Orton Gate.

Gardens Open Every Day
8 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Admission $1.04 plus 21 Tax
Total $1.25 Per Person

Published By: Service News Co., Wilmington, N.C.

Postmark: March 22, 1949 - Wilmington, N.C.

Postage: 1 George Washington Stamp

Sent/Addressed To: Dillion, S.C.

Postcard Acquired: February 6, 2006 from Cheraw, SC

Editor's Notes: Of special interest is the admission fee of only $1.25 per person. In 2005 the admission fee was $18.00 per person.

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