House in the Horseshoe         Broken link?

This plantation house, built in Moore County in 1773, was named for its location on a horseshoe bend in the Deep River. It was originally owned by Philip Alston, whose band of colonists seeking independence from Britain was attacked here in 1781 by British loyalists; bullet holes from the Revolutionary War attack are still visible in the structure.
Four-term governor Benjamin Williams later lived in the house, which now features antiques of the colonial and Revolutionary War eras. Williams and the enslaved people who worked there developed a profitable cotton plantation.
Exhibits topics include: the native Indians who once lived in this area; colonial crops; and backcountry planters' wives.
The site is managed by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources ( Events at this and other state historic sites are listed at

Address: 288 Alston House Road
Sanford, North Carolina  27330
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(919) 947-2051 Wrong number? No email response?  
Created 6/20/2014

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