For Sale: $349,900

For Sale: $349,900

Photography Gallery Photos. Photos of the interior, exterior, grounds, and special features of this victorian, historic property.

Map and Directions. The Morrow-Barnwell House is located in the heart of downtown Burlington.

Morrow-Barnwell House: Octagonal Tower

Morrow-Barnwell Garden: Garden Swing

Morrow-Barnwell Interior: Jetted Tub, upstairs bath.

Morrow-Barnwell Interior: Kitchen Nook, breakfast area.

About Burlington, North Carolina

About Burlington, North Carolina

The city of Burlington was incorporated in 1892, one year after the Morrow-Barnwell House was built. Prior to that date, it was known as Company Shops. This was a town built around the railroad. The trains stopped for maintenance on the way to Greensboro or Raleigh.

In the early 21st century, Burlington, North Carolina is a bustling industrial city of over 37,000 people and occupying some 17.5 square miles in southern Alamance County. Today’s city stands in stark contrast with the scattered farms surrounding the 683-acre tract where, in the mid 1850’s construction was beginning on repair shops and headquarters buildings for the recently established North Carolina Railroad. The once sparsely settled landscape with its fairly level to gently rolling terrain is now densely developed with ever growing residential areas, strip commercial districts encircling the city’s core—its central business district, the surviving railroad buildings, and the earliest cotton mills. Only a few remnants of these early buildings still exist.

Elon University, one of the top ten private universities, is close by. The reasonable cost of this prestigious school draws many people from all around the country. Burlington also has a branch of Alamance Community College located on Front Street. The main campus of the community college is only 20 minutes from Morrow-Barnwell House. Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill are both approximately 35 minutes away, and UNC Greensboro, Guilford College, and Meredith College are all about the same distance.

Burlington is also home to Lab Corp. This is the famous diagnostic testing agency known throughout the country. Burlington has a fine major hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, and The Village of Brookwood, a retirement center that is sponsored by the hospital. There is also a local clinic available for those who cannot afford private care.

Due to its central location, Burlington is a bedroom community for Greensboro to the west, Chapel Hill to the South, and Raleigh / Durham to the east, in years past, voted one of the 10 best areas to live in the U.S. It is a two hour drive to Charlotte, and an hour drive to Winston-Salem. It is also a 3 hour drive to either the beaches to the east, or the mountains to the west. It is a 5 hour drive to Atlanta, or Washington, D.C. It is convenient to both Piedmont Triad Airport in Greensboro, and the Raleigh / Durham International airport. Burlington also has its own private airport.

Burlington enjoys four seasons. It has a short six-week mild winter with some ice and snow, followed by a beautiful spring. The summers are generally sunny and warm with less humidity than the eastern coastal plane, due to the elevation. The fall season is lovely and often lasts through December.

The real estate tax base is still very reasonable in comparison to surrounding counties such as Guilford, Wake, or Orange Counties.

The city has the feel of being an overgrown town, with a friendly, stable community, and low crime rate, yet at the same time offers the advantages of city life with cultural events, movie theaters, a shopping mall, and a variety of restaurants.

Elon University is also located in the town of Burlington, only being 3 miles up the road from the Morrow-Barnwell House. With its great vision and growth over the past 10 years, Elon University has been the choice for several out-of-state students and provides an additional element of prestige to the Burlington community. For More information on Elon you may visit thier website at