Currituck Co., N.C. Houses
|Located just off N.C. Highway 170 north
of Shawboro. Presently owned by the heirs of Mr. Robert E. Flora,
former sheriff of Currituck County. Descended to them through their
grandmother, Margaret D. Humphries, who married Burwell Micajah
Baxter Nov. 15, 1852.
from Anne Jennings: The
Flora home is no longer standing. The grove of trees remains but a mobile
home now sits on the site. I do remember when Alice Flora was
living in the house looking after her Uncle Burwell who was still driving
his horse and buggy to the store as late as the early 1960's. I remember
going into the house with my grandmother, Mattie Jones Burgess. The
old Flora place could be seen across the field from her house in Shawboro.
Alice Flora was friends with both sides of my family and went
around with Alma Roberts when she was taking the photographs of the
old homes in 1960. We think that she wrote descriptions and took notes as
Alma took the photographs. By the early 1970's the house was abandoned and
falling to ruin. At that time the kids in the community thought that the
old house was haunted.
This photo and information are from the project "Old Homes in Currituck County to 1860" originally compiled June 1960 by Alma O. Roberts and Alice Flora of the Currituck County Historical Society. We are indebted to Barbara B. Snowden, president of the Currituck County Historical Society for permission to reproduce this collection on the internet, and also to Gerri Andrews and Diane Ferebee of the Currituck County Public Library who provided digital copies of the photos. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes; however, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. Images are for personal use only, not for redistribution.
© 2005 Marty Holland