North Carolina’s Historic Sites
In 1807, a tragic death in North Carolina was the inspiration for the first American ballad about murder.
This impressive North Carolina house, built in the 1880s, is a local landmark that has been empty for many years.
The Smith Family home was converted into use as a battlefield hospital during the Civil War. Today, the house is for sale.
This North Carolina farmhouse stood for more than 120 years before it was dismantled. Read its story here…
If you’ve ever seen an old house on a lifted foundation and wondered why it was built that way, here is your answer!
This 1907 funeral photo provides a fascinating glimpse into a somber scene. But the details that emerge in the photograph are fascinating!
This tattered old school building is being reclaimed by nature, but some of its finer details still remain if you look closely. Built in 1885, the school is one of the only landmarks that remains from the community that it once served.
No craftsman of their day left a more indelible mark on North Carolina than Thomas Day, whose personal story is as fascinating as his skill as a woodworker.
Built around 1850, this home has many stories hidden within its walls and one particularly tragic story that came to define it.
This old country store was much like so many others shops of its day that residents relied on for supplies and connection to their community.
But this one was propelled to national fame in 1939 when a famous photographer from California passed through this quiet crossroads in rural North Carolina.
If you’ve ever wondered about daffodils that appear every Spring, they hold an interesting story and fascinating clues to the past.
This massive home started as a modest log cabin and was the first permanent structure in the village. Today, it sits empty and in danger of being demolished.
This historic home and tavern in North Carolina dates to 1804 and undoubtedly holds some fascinating tales. And although its been empty for years, it might have another chance if a willing preservationist steps up!
Built in 1850, this antebellum cottage is for sale in a small North Carolina town with a fascinating story.
A Masonic Lodge was founded here in 1852 and still meets to this day.
Early settlers to North Carolina established this Lutheran Church in 1839 in Davie County along the Great Wagon Road
This farmhouse from 1889 holds the stories of a family that helped build its surrounding community. Today it sits empty and is for sale.
A congregation started meeting here in the 1840s and by the 1920s, had built this church which stands empty today.
Although it crumbles more each day, this farmhouse from the 1800s still holds fond memories for family descendants.
This home in Eastern North Carolina dates to the 1850s. Now empty, its owners have agreed to let the local fire department burn it for practice.
Built in 1876, this chapel in Western North Carolina was the first church made of handmade bricks in this region.