Place:Oak Ridge, Guilford, North Carolina, United States

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NameOak Ridge
TypeTown
Coordinates36.167°N 79.982°W
Located inGuilford, North Carolina, United States
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Oak Ridge is a town in northwestern Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,988 at the 2000 census. As of 2010, the US Census Bureau indicated that the population had risen to 6,185. The Oak Ridge Military Academy, a private, coed, college-preparatory military boarding school, was established here in 1852. It is the third-oldest military school in the nation still in operation, and it is the official military school of North Carolina, as designated by the state legislature. Until the late 1990s, the Oak Ridge area was mostly rural farmland, with numerous tobacco farms. However, since its incorporation as a town in 1998, Oak Ridge has seen rapid growth in its population. Many of the area's farms have been sold to developers and turned into upper-class housing developments, and several shopping centers have been built around the N.C. 68 and Oak Ridge Road intersection, near military academy. One pastime which is still popular in Oak Ridge is the raising and breeding of horses; each Easter weekend the community hosts a popular horse show.

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