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Pollocksville in Jones County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Foscue Plantation House

Built 1804

 
 
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By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
1. The Foscue Plantation House Marker
Inscription. Certified by State of North Carolina Division of Archives and History and entered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Restored 1974 - 78
 
Location. 35° 2.384′ N, 77° 12.565′ W. Marker is in Pollocksville, North Carolina, in Jones County. Marker is on U.S. 17 north of Harriet Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7509 US Highway 17, Pollocksville NC 28573, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Dobbs Spaight (approx. 9 miles away); Batchelder's Creek (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fort Totten (approx. 9.8 miles away); Jones House (approx. 10.4 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 10.4 miles away); John Wright Stanly House (approx. 10.4 miles away); a different marker also named John Wright Stanly House (approx. 10.4 miles away); Tryon Palace (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Regarding The Foscue Plantation House. According to the Pollocksville, NC website, this multi-story farm house served as home to the Foscue family which operated a 10,000 acre plantation operated by slave labor. It was the first brick home in Jones County on the Trent River built in 1803-04 by Simon Foscue. During the Civil
The Foscue Plantation House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
2. The Foscue Plantation House and Marker
War, it was used as a hospital which accounts for the fact that it was the only plantation house left standing along Highway 17 between New Bern and Scotts Hill in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Foscue Plantation House. Twenty one pictures in and around the Foscue Plantation House on North Carolina's Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (ECHO) web site. (Submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Official website of the Foscue Plantation. Located on the Trent River in Pollocksville, NC, just south of New Bern, the Foscue Plantation welcomes you to Jones County and to a period in time more than 200 years ago. Built in 1824 by Simon Foscue, Jr., the plantation house has been in the family for eight generations. Tours are available on Thursdays 10-4 and by appointment. Also available for special events and gatherings. (Submitted on January 23, 2011, by Shannon LuQuire of New Bern, North Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Foscue Plantation House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
3. The Foscue Plantation House Marker
The Foscue Plantation Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
4. The Foscue Plantation Cemetery
The Foscue Plantation House is in the background. The large grave marker is in memory of John E. Foscue, born Nov. 13th, 1809, died April 25th, 1849.
The Foscue Plantation House Tour Hours image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
5. The Foscue Plantation House Tour Hours
Open for Guided Tours Thursday 10am - 4pm or by appointment. A small admission fee applies.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,812 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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