Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Zebulon Vance birthplace

On a recent trip to North Carolina we stopped to see the birthplace of Zebulon Vance.  He came from a long line of public servants and military service from the Revolutionary War through the War of 1812 and the War between the States.  He later went on to become the governor of North Carolina.

The reconstructed log home was built around the original fireplaces.  The house is a large two story building which reflects the wealth and status of the family.  The home, with its many outbuildings is located in western North Carolina near the Asheville area.  The settlers in this region were known as mountain pioneers.

There is a loom housed in one of the outbuildings.  There were people living here that made all the clothes for the family, including the weaving of the cloth.  There was a beautiful baby's gown on display in one of the upper bed rooms.  The stitching was precise and very detailed.  If you are ever near Weaverville, North Carolina, please stop by and see this lovely farm built in the late 1700's.  History lives here.

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