Historic Latta Plantation


As colonels Sumter, Hill. Lacey and Graham marched toward Beattie’s Ford, they would have passed through the landscape similar to that of today’s Historic Latta Plantation, a circa 1800 cotton plantation (www.lattaplantation.org), and the nature preserves along the lower Catawba River valley. Or they may have passed along Beattie's Ford Road which lies miles east of the Catawba River. The land which became the James Latta plantation after the American Revolution was homesteaded by others during the war.

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Latta Plantation

Historic Latta Plantation is the only surviving Catawba River plantation open to the public. It interprets the story of Catawba River plantation life from 1800 to 1865. It was saved by Latta Place, Inc, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit founded in 1972. The historic marker is along Beattie's Ford Road. [View Additional File Details]

Scenes from Historic Latta Plantation

The Latta Plantation site is two miles west of the Beattie™s Ford Rd, where Sumter, Hill, Lacey, and Graham would have likely traveled, but the site affords visitors today an opportunity to connect through historical interpretation with stories about the yeoman farmers of the backcountry as well as the well-to-do merchant and plantation classes who thrived and prospered in the South upon the labor of enslaved and indentured laborers, mostly Africans and African-Americans. The stories told at Latta Plantation span from the American Revolution to the American Civil War. | Creator: Photography by Randell Jones [View Additional File Details]

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Randell Jones (www.danielboonefootsteps.com), “Historic Latta Plantation,” Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, accessed January 20, 2020, http:/​/​bythewaywebf.​webfactional.​com/​omvt/​items/​show/​65.​
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