These 6 Historic Villages In North Carolina Will Transport You Into A Different Time

Out of the more than 90,000 listings of historic structures, buildings, objects, sites, and districts in the National Register across the U.S., North Carolina owns approximately 2,900, lately coming in at an average of 35 new nominations per year. Out of those 2,900 listings, about 540 are historic districts holding the treasures of hundreds of contributing commercial and industrial districts, residential neighborhoods, prehistoric and historic archaeological districts, rural farming districts, and mill villages. And out of the state’s properties listed in the National Register, only about 15 percent are publicly owned. Below are a few historic villages you are free to investigate and roam in The Tar Heel State, holding interesting secrets to the past.

We hope you are moved to visit one of these historic villages and experience North Carolina’s past. They truly make it possible to travel back in time. For more information about North Carolina’s good ol’ days, read about these 10 historic towns.

Address: Carl J McEwen Historic Village, 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227, USA
Address: Hart Square Village, 5055 Hope Rd, Vale, NC 28168, USA
Address: Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 735 St Stephens Church Rd, Gold Hill, NC 28071, USA
Address: Henry River Mill Village, 4255 Henry River Rd, Hickory, NC 28602, USA
Address: Old Waynesborough Park, 801 US-117, Goldsboro, NC 27530, USA
Address: Halifax State Historic Site, 25 St David St, Halifax, NC 27839, USA

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