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North Carolina Land Grant Farms to be Sold at Auction

It was announced today that Oakland Plantation of Person County, NC will be sold at public auction regardless of price.

The Plantation was granted to the Holeman Family in 1669 by King Charles. It has been in the same family since and has never been offered for sale.

The Plantation consists of 284 +/- acres with a 2-story 1790 Home, in pristine condition, accompanied by several period out buildings. A horse complex was added; including an 8-stall horse barn with office, tack room, dressage ring and run-in sheds.

The auction will be held on July 25th in the front yard of the Homeplace at 3095 Dick Holeman Road in the Timberlake Community of Southern Person County. The historical Oakland Plantation is located 3.5 miles from the heavily traveled US Highway 501, just 17 miles north of I-85 and only little further to I-40. Roxboro is just 9 miles north, Hillsborough is 13 miles southwest and Durham is 13 miles south.

The National Real Estate Auction firm of Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. of Rockingham, NC has been chosen to conduct this important event. Tom McInnis of Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. states, “In over 30 years in the Real Estate Auction business, this Plantation represents the oldest continuously owned property that we have ever sold. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of North Carolina Revolutionary War history.”

The Plantation features everything that the buying public is interested in; a fabulous historic home, a lake, large creek, crop land, larger merchantable timber and great access to Hillsborough, Durham and Chapel Hill.

The auction will also be broadcast live over the internet at For additional information, visit our website at