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Over the last decade, the Collins family's Somerset Plantation has been revitalized as a center for the interpreting of antebellum southern history. Dorothy Redford, a descendant of Somerset's slave population, helps visitors understand the area's past.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , July/Aug 1993, p10-15, por Periodical Website
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2788
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Although Phelps Lake in Washington County is in a remote section of the state, visitors are attracted there by Somerset Place, Native American history, and the natural environment.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 55 Issue 12, May 1988, p10-13, il
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4210
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Built by Josiah Collins in the late 1700s, Somerset Place was one of the state's most prosperous plantations in pre-Civil War days. Debt and the Civil War began its downward spiral. In 1889, it was sold out of the family, passing through numerous owners until acquired by the state in 1939. Now almost restored, it is a State Historic Site.
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16848
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An event on August 30, 1986 drew national attention to Washington County. The event was held at Somerset Place plantation, a state historic site, to mark the homecoming for descendants of slaves. The plantation, formerly owned by Josiah Collins, was swarmed by 2,500 participants and members of national media outlets including USA TODAY and the LOS ANGELES TIMES.
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17208
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Began by Josiah Collins II in the early 19th-century and completed by his son Josiah III about 1830, Somerset Place was one of the state's most prosperous plantations in pre-Civil War days. Acquired by the state in 1939, the plantation will be restored and be part the state's newest park, Pettigrew State Park.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 6 Issue 43, Mar 1939, p13, 19, il
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1632
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Mary Riggs became the mistress of Somerset Place, a large plantation on the shores of Lake Phelps in Washington County, when she married Josiah Collins III. Later, Sarah Rebecca Jones Collins took charge of Somerset after Riggs suffered a stroke.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 33 Issue 2, Spring 1994, p14-18, il, por
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35579
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The historic trail of Eastern NC, covering towns such as Fayetteville and Windsor, was a road with plenty of landmarks. Contained for the tourists’ consideration were many of the state’s acre bound treasures—over two thirds, according to the author. Examples of these historic properties were Charles B. Aycock’s birthplace and the James Iredell House.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 1 Issue 4, Aug/Sept 1973, p30-31