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Somerset Place
Location: 2572 Lake Shore Road, Creswell, NC 27928
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 atypical 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.

Phone: (252) 797-4560
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Website: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/somerset
 
 
 
         
 

Town of Plymouth
124 E Water St. | Plymouth, NC  27962
Ph. (252) 793-9101 - Fax (252) 793-6738
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