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Mount Mourne
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Mount Mourne Plantation from NC Hwy 115
Location Off NC 115, Mount Mourne, North Carolina
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1836 (1836)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal
MPS Iredell County MRA (AD)
NRHP reference No. 74001354
Added to NRHP October 29, 1974

Mount Mourne Plantation is a former Southern plantation and historic house located in Mount Mourne, Iredell County, North Carolina. It was built in 1836, and is a two-story, five-bay transitional Federal / Greek Revival style frame dwelling. It features a hipped roof entrance portico with four fluted Tuscan order columns.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.


The plantation house was built by Major Rufus Reid (1797-1854). He grew cotton, wheat and corn. In its heyday, the Plantation was one of the largest in the area, and the second largest in Iredell County, being worked by around 88 slaves at one point. This made Rufus Reid one of the wealthiest and most prosperous planters in not only the area, but the state as a whole.

At present

It is currently privately owned, and is closed to the public. The plantation gave its name to the modern-day community of Mount Mourne, North Carolina, in which the home is located.

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