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The Poplar Grove Plantation in New Hanover County in Wilmington, North Carolina has seen six generations of the Foy family since James Foy Jr. bought the 628-acre land in 1795. It is now recognized as one of the oldest plantations of peanuts in the State of North Carolina. The present mansion was designed and built by Joseph Mumford Foy, the son of James Foy Jr. in 1849. Joseph was a young architect and he chose the Greek Revival architectural style for the 4284 square feet manor. It features 12 rooms and 12 fireplaces as well.

Poplar Grove was opened to the public in 1980 as a museum. Today, it is listed as a historic home on the National Register of Historic Homes for its active preservation of an original farmhouse. Visitors can tour the plantation to see the manor, farmer?s cabin, blacksmith?s shop and to learn basket weaving.
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