14 Staggering Photos Of An Abandoned Historic Mansion Hiding In North Carolina

Historical places abound in the Tar Heel State. One of our favorite ways to check out some NC history is to go searching for “abandoned places near me.” There’s something so amazing about viewing the ruins of somewhere historic and imagining what magnificence once stood there. One of the most impressive abandoned plantations in North Carolina lies near the Virginia border and is now in ruins. There were once more than 328 plantations in the state, as identified from historical records. The amazing Buckland Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it’s one of the most eerily beautiful places in abandoned North Carolina. It has the potential to evoke a litany of emotions, especially given the state that it is in today. Take a look:

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This historical plantation in Gates County is a testament to the past – and the present. It’s commendable that the current owners sought to have this historic home placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Some online commentary indicated there were plans in place to repair, if not restore this home.

Of the 328 plantations in North Carolina, there are not many structures remaining. It would be quite the endeavor to restore this once-grand home to its former glory, however, the historical significance of this place is certainly evident.

Do you know of other historic properties now in a state of ruin? We’d love to know in the comments. If you enjoy historical architecture, you’ll enjoy reading about this list of historic homes in North Carolina that have stood the test of time.

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Address: Gates County, NC, USA
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Are there other abandoned plantations in North Carolina?

Of the 328 plantations identified in North Carolina, there are still remains of a fair number of them. There are also some that have been restored giving us a glimpse of what it might have been like to live in one of these grand historic homes in the 1700s and 1800s. Here is a list of a few abandoned plantations in North Carolina:

1. Stagville Plantation
2. Robinson Rock Plantation
3. Burnside Plantation House
4. Orton Plantation
5. Perciphul Campbell Plantation
6. Oakland Plantation
7. Perciphul Campbell Plantation

You can view many more abandoned plantation homes and historical buildings in this article about a photographer who made it her mission to capture as many abandoned homes in North Carolina on film.

Are there any restored plantation houses in North Carolina?

Many of the stately plantation homes have been restored and are available for tours. Others have been turned into charming bed and breakfasts, inns, and restaurants so that we may still experience what life would have been like in centuries past. Here are a few plantation homes that you can still visit:
1. Latta Plantation
2. Orton Plantation
3. Mordecai House
4. Cleghorn Plantation House
5. Foscue Plantation House
6. Brunswick County Governor’s Mansion
7. Grimesland Plantation

Are there any abandoned plantation homes for sale in North Carolina?

From time to time, abandoned plantation homes do come up for sale. The upside of purchasing an abandoned home is that you can get a very good price. The downside is that restoration of an old home from the 1700-1800s can be quite difficult and costly. If you love old historic homes, there are also many previously restored plantation homes for sale as well.

Address: Gates County, NC, USA