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Old 10-13-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Thanks, Ani. I knew that Linebergers & Housers were 2 of the older families in the area. I hadn't thought about that farm being in the family for that long, as there are some other Lineberger farms in the area.

We do the pumpkin patch/hayride subject for a thread on the South Jersey board & the concept is alive & well there, too. People there are very supportive of farmers doing what they have to do to keep the the farms viable. In the 60s & again during the bubble, family farms that had been in families for 250 - 300 years were turned into housing developments.

Eastern Cleveland County (Kings Mountain & Grover) & Gaston County came from Lincoln County, so what I see here is more identification with Gastonia & Charlotte than farther out in Cleveland County. It's too bad that so many of the transplants look down on this area, but so be it. Some of the natives might be interested in what's out here. They have a very different attitude about the area.
Yes, the Lineberger farm that the link is to may not be one of the original homesteads, but - it could be. A lot of folks have managed to keep land in the family. Part of my family had kept land from the mid-1700s til 2000 in Iredell County. Of course, not everyone is gonna find it fascinating to pour over old deeds . . . but I know you find it as interesting as I do.

Sadly, a housing development is sitting where those last tracts of acreage were . . . I guess that is progress.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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I like the pumpkin patch in the Carmel/Hwy 51 shopping center. They also have dried corn in different colors and i always get a free aple for buying.
Yes, I can always count on getting pumpkins at that location - they bring 'em to the city! And that apple is a nice touch.

Thank you, Touge!
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Yes, the Lineberger farm that the link is to may not be one of the original homesteads, but - it could be. A lot of folks have managed to keep land in the family. Part of my family had kept land from the mid-1700s til 2000 in Iredell County. Of course, not everyone is gonna find it fascinating to pour over old deeds . . . but I know you find it as interesting as I do.

Sadly, a housing development is sitting where those last tracts of acreage were . . . I guess that is progress.
Oh, I do love old deeds & wills, etc. After I finish my current research project, my next project is something that you & I discussed that involves records from Philadelphia, 2 locations in North Carolina & records in Atlanta.

It is sad when colonial era farms are turned into housing, but I suppose that it's better than having it become an industrial site.

Here's a website for the farm in Charlotte. It's a dairy farm. Link to a Pumpkin Patch / Corn Maze at http://HodgesFarmNC.com
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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We went to Riverbend Farm in Midland yesterday. It has silo slides and animals and some other things I think most kids would enjoy. We got a couple of huge pumpkins too! Riverbend Farm
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