United States of America, North Carolina, Rockingham County, Madison
Boxwoods (Madison, North Carolina)
Boxwoods, considered the oldest house in Madison, was built for Randall Duke Scales. In 1812, Scales sold ninety-six one half acre lots which became the original Town of Madison. Leading up to the house is a long entry walkway bordered with boxwoods. At one time there were between five hundred and one thousand boxwoods of both American and English type on the property. The Vaughn family purchased the house in the mid 1800's and the Vaughn descendents continued to occupy it throughout the twentieth century. Nineteenth-century outbuildings include a smokehouse, coal shed and slave quarters.
Persons associated with the garden include: Randall Duke Scales (previous owner, early 1800s-) and Vaughn family (previous owner, mid to late 1800s-present).
A history about the Boxwoods property is also included in, "Old Homes in Rockingham Along the Dan," by Anne Pearl Pratt Van Noppen, published in the Messenger (Madison, North Carolina).
The folder includes an information sheet and a copy of images, a description from the Town of Madison's web site and the Van Noppen article.