A Little Bit of History: Bennett Bunn Plantation

Driving down Route 97 outside Zebulon, North Carolina, a roadside sign announces the Bennett Bunn Plantation. The plantation’s historic, Federal-architecture house was built by Bennett Bunn in 1833 on inherited family land, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

The plantation consists of the historic home, barns, a log cabin, and many acres of farm land and forests, located at 1915 Old Bunn Road, Zebulon NC.

Bennett Bunn was a well-known business man and farmer with properties in Franklin and Nash counties — including Zebulon and Rocky Mount areas.

The 178+ year old home and long-term family property was owned by generations of the Bunn family until 2000.

In May 2015, the plantation grounds were the site of the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest, and attendees had a chance to walk the grounds while checking out the festival.

The home and plantation are now a private property and residence, and can be viewed at their website, bennettbunn.com.

 

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