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Once almost 30 rice plantations producing millions of pounds of rice annually lined the lower Cape Fear River and its tributaries. Rice grew there from the 18th-century till the last harvest in 1931. Today the land is a refuge for wildlife. The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust has conserved 4,000 acres of this land and seeks to save more before developers can move in.
This article details the architecture and regional importance of certain plantations of the Cape Fear River region. Of particular note are the residences of Cornelius Harnett, John Baptista Ashe, and John Burgwin.