Francis Nixon House – Price Reduced

  • 398 New Hope Road
    USA Hertford , NC 27944
    Perquimans County
  • $649,900
  • 2,782 square feet
  • Lot Size: 3.65 acres / Zoning: Residential

Heidi Hanreck , REALTOR®/Broker
RW Towne Realty

Historic Farmhouse in one of North Carolina’s Earliest English Settlements!

The Francis Nixon House (ca.1815) is located just outside of charming downtown Hertford – settled in northeastern NC’s Inner Banks river country. The home, and almost four acres, is part of the former plantation which lies within the boundaries of the Old Neck Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dating to a 1663 land grant, the Old Neck Historic District is one of America’s earliest English settlements.

The Nixon House is a wonderful example of the continued enlargement of an early nineteenth century dwelling to fit the increasing social and economic needs of a family at the beginning of the antebellum period. Highly representative in detail of Federal-style frame dwellings typically built during the first quarter of the nineteenth century for small plantation owners in Perquimans County, the Nixon property survives essentially unchanged since its 1996 nomination to the historic registry.

The 4 bedroom – 2.5 bath home was taken back to its hand-hewn cypress beams and thoughtfully restored in 2020. The current owners have enjoyed the property as a delightful mini farm complete with goats, pigs, ducks, chickens, and guinea hens for the last few years. Interior updates include all new plumbing and electrical, dual-zone HVAC, complete crawlspace encapsulation and whole house dehumidifier. The property sits on a fully fenced in and landscaped yard with an outdoor shower for easy clean-up after farm chores at the end of the day.

The Francis Nixon House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.