These 6 Historic Villages In North Carolina Will Transport You Into A Different Time
By Carolyn Harmon|Published January 02, 2023
Under Brown Mountain Lights the Beast of Blandenboro wanders this magical land where lighthouses shine on kingdoms only accessible by ferries. A Lost Colony of legends and pirates revealed in historical sites and majestic mountains with views that make us weep. The home of handmade sculptures and scrumptious cuisine. North Carolina leaves this long-time writer and artist breathless with endless surprises, including the unlikely warmth a winter walk on the beach can bring.
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 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.
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