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REID PLANTATION

Davidson County, North Carolina

 

PLANTATION NAME: REID PLANTATION
ASSOCIATED LINK(s): Denton Farm Park
ORIGINAL OWNER: Richmond Reid (1814-1863)
BUILT: 1840's
ASSOCIATED SURNAMES:  
HISTORY:

The Reid Plantation on the waters of Cabin Creek and the Yadkin River, 2 miles south of High Rock and 7 miles southwest of Denton, may be called the most remarkable farm in Davidson County. In the first place, it is the only farm in the county still in operation where every sizable building was erected before the Civil War. Secondly, it is the birthplace and boyhood home of Dr. Albert Clayton Reid, who taught philosophy at Wake Forest University for 45 years and may well be the most distinguished teacher that Davidson County ever produced. Thirdly, it is the only farm in Davidson County that has ever been used as the backdrop for a book. The book is a delightful little novel entitled Tales of Cabin Cook. Cabin Creek is a small stream that rises about 5 miles southeast of Denton, then meanders westward for some 10 to 12 miles passing through Dr. Reid’s ancestral farm to join the Yadkin River.

Read more; Now part of Denton Farm Park.

SLAVE POPULATION:

There is a slave plantation in Davidson county called Reid plantation built in 1840 with 30 to 40 slaves you can see it at Denton community farm park on piedmont school road.

RESEARCH NOTES:

THERE IS A SLAVE PLANTATION IN DAVIDSON COUNTY CALLED THE REID PLANTATION. IT IS LOCATED IN JACKSON HILL COMMUNITY NEAR TUCKERTOWN. IT USE TO BE ON J.C. REID ROAD OFF LICK CREEK CHURCH ROAD. GO TO NUMBER HWY 8 AND GO RIGHT ON BRINGLE FERRY ROAD TURN RIGHT ON LICK CREEK CHURCH ROAD BEFORE YOU GO OVER TUCKERTOWN RESERVOUR BRIDGE. ANY WAY BACK IN 1989 THEY MOVED REID PLANTATION FROM J.C. REID ROAD TO DENTON FARM PARK IN DENTON COMMUNITY.YOU CAN GO TO PIEDMONT SCHOOL ROAD FROM DENTON DOWNTOWN AND YOU WILL SEE THE BIG HOUSE AND SLAVE QUARTERS AT DENTON FARM PARK. IT IS WHERE THEY HAVE TRACTOR SHOWS EVERY SUMMER. THRUSHERS REUNION THAT IS COUNTRY OUT THERE BELIEVE YOU ME. THERE IS ANOTHER PLANTATION IN FORSYTH COUNTY ON UNION CROSS ROAD AND TWO SLAVE QUARTERS BEHIND IT. GO PASS CLIFF' TIRES CENTER ON THE RIGHT GO TWO MILES OR SO YOU WILL SEE THE PLANTATION ON THE RIGHT. THERE ARE TWO MORE SLAVE PLANTATIONS IN DAVIDSON COUNTY CALLED EVERHART HAMILTON PLANTATION FARM US 52 MIDWAY COMMUNITY 1,140 ACRES 4 SLAVE QUARTERS. ALSO GO TO ARCADIA IN DAVIDSON COUNTY THE HAMPTON HOUSE PLANTATION ON HAMPTON ROAD OFF MUDDY CREEK ROAD.         

MISCELLANEOUS: Submitted by Mike Ray lray1@triad.rr.com

 

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