It was located four miles west of gladeville on stewart ferry pike. We operate a 265 acre working farm that is owned by mecklenburg county parks and rec. The loch norman highland games at rural hill is a family friendly event presented by historic rural hill. Everything is spread out on the grounds of historic rural hill.
It is basically a 265acre farm that is a remnant of where the famous war patriot named major john davidson lived. Several locations hold periodic historical reenactments and living history events. Who doesnt love a weathered wood floor that creaks with history, shelves packed to the brim with eyecatching candies, and locallygrown, packaged foods that take us to a simpler time, reminiscent of a grocery wed see in an old movie. Historic rural hill is a nonprofit cultural organization, working farm, and events site. Town of huntersville incorporated in 1873, huntersville has grown from a small mill town, to a new, dynamic area combining retail and residential areas with historic cultural attractions. The rural hill cultural center and farm offers a unique combination of. The inspired rural hill amazing maize maze, a fall spectacle attended by more than 20,000 people each year. Browse the most recent rural hall, north carolina obituaries and condolences.
Our north carolina books help you discover the most important events in the states history, its culture, and its community evolution throughout time. Oct 15, 2019 north carolina state university was founded in 1887 as a land grant college, and was originally called the north carolina college of agriculture and mechanic arts. Award for nc historians book about mississippi city. Much more research and information is available at historic rural hill. Jim williams has shared an exerpt from the davidson family book he wrote with his. Home to diverse attractions and entertainment, shopping, nascar and natural parks, huntersville has something for everyone.
Contains a few pages of north carolina agricultural history, numerous pictures, and bibliographical references. A book about individual farms in north carolina that have been owned by the same family for a century. The davidson one room school house where early twentieth century education comes alive. Three generations on a piedmont plantation paperback january 29, 2020. Here are just a few of the best historic sites in this town. Three generations on a piedmont plantation by jim williams, ann. This short history of north carolina is a selective history, told from a very summary level, but thats not a criticism as much as simply a general observation. Route 52 according to the united states census bureau, the town of rural hall has a total area of 2. Rural hill is the historic homestead of major john and violet wilson davidson. Three generations on a piedmont plantation paperback january 29, 2020 by jim williams author. Save 40% on unc press books during our american history sale.
The twoday event features competitions and attractions like clachneart throwing, turning of the caber and hammer tossing, highland dancing, battle axe contests, a kids corner, kilt races. The rural pharmacy health certificate program is a focused program of study that prepares student pharmacists for collaborative, interprofessional practices that serve the health care needs of north carolinians living in rural and small communities. The rural hill farm journals of adam brevard davidson 18341856 is available on in paperback and on kindle. Rural hill was home to three generations of the davidson family, which settled there in the mid1700s to create a working cotton plantation. The davidson family of rural hill, north carolina mcfarland. Jump on the hayride around the farm, pick a pumpkin and enjoy fall activities like corn hole, hiking and exploring. The rural hill farm journals of adam brevard davidson, 18341856 will enrich presentations at historic farm museums and reward those who are interested in antebellum americana. Nov 11, 2018 rural hill farm is a trip into the irishscottish countryside just outside charlotte nc. Book a wedding in the cultural center that overlooks the grounds. The nc rural center opened its doors in 1987, with the vision of an improved quality of life for all rural north carolinians.
Sync your viewing history and pick up where you left off on any device. The rural retreat education enclave where 18th century homestead living blooms. In the 1990s, we developed a roadmap of strategies addressing challenges facing rural communities. Major john davidson of rural hill mecklenburg, north carolina pioneer, industrialist, and planter by chalmers gaston davidson, ph. Historic rural hill is a rustic wedding venue located just 15 miles outside of charlotte, north carolina, in the town of huntersville. Local history books on north carolina arcadia publishing. If you are into some of the straight history of the area, robert trotter has a 3volume set about the civil war in north carolina. Mark lewis is in his last year of high school in modernday raleigh, north carolina, and graduation is fast approaching.
During the years of these journals, brevard and his father, jacky davidson farmed the plantation together. The community is sometimes spelled ruralhill in official records. Rural hill scottish festival and loch norman highland. George humphrey, charles wilson and eisenhowers war on spending. Rural hill, mecklenburg county, north carolina library of. Today, this 265 acre historic farm boasts some of the last remaining rural vistas in mecklenburg county, north carolina. Carnegie survey of the architecture of the south, library of congress, prints and photographs division. The north carolina rural health research program nc rhrp at the cecil g. Mar 22, 2020 rural hill, where history springs alive po box 1009 huntersville, nc 280701009 4431 neck road huntersville, n. Deshawn winslow introduces us to a freespirited woman in rural. Downtown winstonsalem is 12 miles 19 km to the south via north carolina highway 66 and u. Hotels near historic rural hill farm, huntersville on tripadvisor.
The towns of cornelius, davidson, and huntersville have preserved several historic sites, including architecture and rural farms with one of them being the oldest standing store in north carolina. It has a pastoral setting more akin to an english countryside than 12 miles outside a major metropolitan center. James anderson critically reinterprets the history of southern black education from. According to the united states census bureau, the cdp has a total area of 3. Copies of the book may be purchased from the heritage center. Historic rural hill farm huntersville 2020 all you need to know. Come and experience all the fun with highland dancing, bagpipe bands, highland athletics, a giant kids zone, scottish merchants, haggis, celtic rock and traditional performers, historic reenactments, scottish country dancing, sunday church service, hearth cooking, nc beer and wine. Seeking to understand how life was lived in those times, he has researched and written for magazines and performed first person interpretation at a number of historic sites. Bring your students to experience excellence during our fascinating and unique educational programs focusing on history, science, creative thinking. Rural hill, mecklenburg county, north carolina library.
Rural hill huntersville, nc kids out and about charlotte. Published in 1921, the history of the negro church traces the construction of the black church in america from colonial times through the early years of the twentieth century. At rural hill, you can weave in and out of the course as you search for puzzles and enjoy a day of festive events. Serving the north carolinas rural areas uncchapel hill. Rural hill is a working farm, historic site, educational facility, nature preserve, and event site. Documented slave plantations of north carolina is a comprehensive database of various plantations derived from a variety of information mediums.
The property known as rural hill is located on both sides of neck. Note the following is only a very brief history of rural hill. Bring family, friends or coworkers to navigate through seven acres of corn fields at the amazing maize maze. Historic rural hill features a brand new, stateoftheart cultural center that offers a rural and charming space with modern amenities to couples planning one of. List of books and articles about north carolina history. It has always been about rural people and rural places. Special significance in terms of its history, architecture, andor cultural importance.
We provide day meeting spaces, as well as overnight accommodations, for groups of up to 200. To view these materials, simply stop by the rural hill offices. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the. We host events year round and many are fundraisers for the site that help us put on free community oriented events and. Historic rural hill features a brand new, stateoftheart cultural center that offers a rural and charming space with modern amenities to couples planning one of the most memorable days of their lives. A copy of dabsons chapter can be downloaded for free at. North carolina historical publications expand from popular paperback books about the wright brothers, legends, lighthouses, pirates and the civil war to resources for historical and genealogical researchers, the historical publications section of the office of archives and history offers more than 160 titles that reflect the rich variety of tar. The education of blacks in the south, 18601935 james d. Rural hall is located in northern forsyth county at.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,032 people, 689 households, and 622 families residing in the cdp. Historic rural hill venue huntersville, nc weddingwire. A sacred space for retreat and reflection hinton center. Rural hill, where history springs alive po box 1009 huntersville, nc 280701009 4431 neck road huntersville, n. You will find real people learning to follow jesus, living to serve, and loving our amazing god. The rural hill farm journals of adam brevard davidson, 18341856 ed. Rural hall is located in northern forsyth county at 36. Rural hill is open mondaysaturday to the public and offers a variety of activities such as guided tours, educational programs, walking trails, and even hayrides with a prior reservation. The rural hill farm journals of adam brevard davidson, 18341856. Rural hill was the plantation home of major john davidson, an early leader in mecklenburg county. Rural hall is a town in forsyth county, north carolina, united states.
North carolina ecu libraries catalog search results. Aug 29, 2015 these 12 charming general stores in north carolina will make you feel nostalgic. Rural hill is a historic site, nature preserve, field trip destination, cultural events site, farm, and all around great place to get away from ones daily stresses in life. Bring your students to experience excellence during our fascinating and unique educational programs focusing on history, science, creative thinking, reading, and even math. Effective as of may 22 at 5pm, north carolina moves into phase 2 of easing restrictions. Many amenities await you when you book your wedding at rural hill. Davidson worked hard, prospered, married well and built a plantation on the catawba river he called rural hill. The paperback of the the davidson family of rural hill, north carolina. A fun day of athletic events, dance and band competions to watch mixed with living history camps and scottish clan presentations topped off with scottish food, imports, and artists.
Note that some of the slave listings are under the counties from which the families were originally living, including now extinct counties. Why rural schools matter mara casey tieken university of north. John was a major in the mecklenburg county militia prior to and during the revolutionary war and was also a signer of the may 20, 1775 mecklenburg county declaration of independence, commonly known as the meck dec. Sheps center for health services research is built upon a 44 year history of rural health research at the university of north carolina at chapel hill and draws on the experience of a wide variety of scholars and researchers, analysts, managers, and health service. Trotting four and two legged creatures at the rural hill sheepdog trials. Read north carolina novels unc chapel hill libraries.
Nestled on 265 acres is the farm, historic cabin and cultural center which hosts educational programs and a variety of special events. Why rural schools matter shares the untold story of rural education. Seeking to understand how life was lived in those times, he has researched and written. Adam brevard davidson book with farm accounts for the rural hill plantation. Title rural hill, mecklenburg county, north carolina contributor names johnston, frances benjamin, 18641952, photographer. Robert davidson of holly bend mecklenburg historical association. The rural hill farm journals of adam brevard davidson. It plays host to many types of events such as sheep dog trials, scottish games and of course their fall corn maze. This site was settled in 1760 and is the oldest site in the county of mecklenburg. Hinton center is a retreat and conference center in the smoky mountains of western north carolina, where guests can come to retreat, reflect, and renew. The book unfolds a series of biographical sketches of male church leaders through the decades, and offers a broad critique of church experience. United states north carolina nc huntersville things.
Whatever your interest, rural hill has something for you r u r a l h i l l physical 4431 neck road huntersville, nc 28078. Curry was made the postmaster of the first post office established at rural hill, making it one of the earliest post offices in wilson county. His many books include north carolina through four centuries, which won. Find best sellers about civil war, american legends, breweries and wineries, and more. Plan your outdoor ceremony in our farm houses front lawn under the centuries old trees or at our 1760s cabin with open vistas. The narrative that follows is based largely on a book by thomas j. Olde meck is located in charlotte, nc and strives to be the premier local.
Rural hill on facebook rural hill is a historic site, nature preserve, field trip destination, cultural events site, farm, and all around great place to get away from ones daily stresses in life. Powell is professor emeritus of history at the university of north carolina at chapel hill. Brian dabson, a research fellow at the unc school of government, contributed a chapter on workforce development in rural communities in a forthcoming book titled, investing in americas workforce. Best hotels near historic rural hill farm, huntersville. Rural hill plantation charlottemecklenburg historic landmarks. Historic rural hill is a private nonprofit organization located in huntersville, nc. Mark had originally planned to send in applications to three schools, with newman college in virginia being his first choice. The unc school of medicine in chapel hill and asheville and the brody school of medicine at east carolina university are among the medical training programs in the state encouraging graduates through special training, scholarships, and fellowships to practice medicine in rural areas. Farmers organizations hoped that the research and education offered would improve north carolina agriculture and rural communities.
Rural hill was a plantation of about 2,000 acres that brevard inherited from his grandfather and his father. Its a very rapid read, and a wellwritten concise history. Located only 15 minutes outside of charlotte, rural hill offers 265acres of beauty and history for your wedding. Rural pharmacy health certificate program unc eshelman. The annual rural hill scottish festival and loch norman highland games in huntersville, north carolina, is a celebration of scottish culture and heritage. View all hotels near historic rural hill farm on tripadvisor. In 1784 north carolina ceded its western lands to the united states, spurring the transmontane people to organize a new, shortlived government see franklin, state of. Brian dabson published book chapter on workforce development.1090 847 481 1043 1372 1365 1356 212 1572 1408 875 122 1241 385 1297 11 1395 304 60 158 1446 1545 802 678 378 1098 370 551 618 974 751 519 29 1176 837 710 1491 661 1416 1171 721 982 837 256 1015 653 1419 44