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Central North Carolina Sights

House in the Horseshoe

  • 288 Alston House Rd. Map It
  • Sanford
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 10/23/2014

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The two-story 1772 home 10 miles from Carthage earned its name because it was built in a bend of Deep River, the cotton plantation home of Gov. Benjamin Williams. In a late Revolutionary War battle in 1781, David Fanning's Tories defeated Philip Alston's Whigs in the colonial era's equivalent of a hail of gunfire. You can still view the bullet holes from the skirmish today.

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288 Alston House Rd., Sanford, North Carolina, 27330, United States

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  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–5.

Updated 10/23/2014


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