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Somerset Place Plantation, North Carolina

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This project is about the descendants of the Somerset Place Plantation.

http://www.nchistoricsites.org/somerset/somerset.htm

Somerset Place is a representative state historic site offering a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th-century life on a large North Carolina plantation. Originally, this unusual plantation included more than 100,000 densely wooded, mainly swampy acres bordering the five-by-eight mile Lake Phelps, in present-day Washington County. During its 80 years as an active plantation (1785-1865), hundreds of acres were converted into high yielding fields of rice, corn, oats, wheat, beans, peas, and flax; sophisticated sawmills turned out thousands of feet of lumber. By 1865, Somerset Place was one of the upper South's largest plantations.

"Six years of searching and stumbling, and I'd finally landed here, at what felt like the emptiest, loneliest spot in the State of North Carolina." — Dorothy Spruill Redford.

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