Slavery in North Carolina
Somerset Plantation was a lumber plantation located near Creswell, NC and on the banks of Lake Phelps.
Slave quarters at Somerset Place were actually fair for that time period with wooden floors and beds. The plantation started with a large apartment-style buildings which housed four families in the four room structure. Later, one-room individual houses were built.
100,00 Acres - 328 Slaves (1860)
Rice, Corn - mainly lumber
26 Slave Houses
Somerset was a large plantation that included an overseer house and its very own hospital.
Josiah Collin's Mansion
Surrounding areas, storage and life on the plantation.
Stagville Plantation was located in Durham, NC. At the outset of the Civil War in 1861 it had over 900 slaves on the plantation. Stagville was mainly a tobacco plantation with the only cotton grown on the property used for clothing the slaves.
Slavery in Virginia
Tudor Hall Plantation
Tudor Hall Plantation was near Petersburg, VA. It was occupied by the Boisseau Family.
Bellamy Mansion (Urban Slavery)
Dr. Bellamy was a physician for a while but mainly a businessman in Wilmington, NC