- 1,900 square feet
- Lot Size: 1.5 acres
, Regional Director
Preservation NC, Eastern Office
This large, early farmhouse is bordered by cultivated fields and mature trees. It offers the best of rural eastern NC life, and is convenient to much of eastern NC via 64. The Sherrod-Best-Fleming House is only about 30 minutes from the city of Greenville and 20 minutes from the charming town of Tarboro. It is located in the Conoho Creek National Register District (click here to see the nomination).
Rural Martin County has many charming towns and rural back-roads, along with a unique and interesting history. Here, you can visit the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy a trip down the river with Roanoke River Partners, camp, hunt, fish, visit the Fort Branch Civil War Site, and learn about the history of the county with the Martin County Historical Society. Oak City is only 20 minutes from Tarboro, 30 minutes from Greenville, 35 minutes from Rocky Mount, and less than an hour and a half from both Raleigh and New Bern.
Architectural and Historical Information
The Sherrod-Best-Fleming House is a large, two-story frame home with a gable roof flanked by two gable-end brick chimneys. The three-bay façade features pared sets of 9/9 windows on the first floor and three 6/6 windows on the second floor with a gable-front portico with massive nine-panel door topped by a five-light transom. There is also a large ell on the rear of the house with two interior chimneys and an engaged screen porch on the east side of the house. This historic house will require a complete rehabilitation. It is situated among cultivated fields, and additional acreage around the house is available for purchase, if desired (5+ acres).