Description of Plantations

The Hairston Plantations were located in five principal areas as follows:

The general area around Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia:

1. Marrowbone Plantation

2. Beaver Creek Plantation

3. Hordsville Plantation

4. Red Plains Plantation

5. Chatmoss Plantation

6. Leatherwood Plantation.  Jo Jamerson, Manager.

7. Burnt Chimneys Plantation

8. Magna Vista Plantation

9. Camp Branch Plantation.  Johnston Giles, Manager.

10. Horse Pasture Plantation

11. Shawnee Plantation

12.  Poverty Plains Plantation

13. Old Home Plantation

14. Column Hill Plantation

15. Locust Grove Plantation

Pittsylvania County, Virginia:

16. Berry Hill Plantation

17. Oak Hill Plantation

18. Royal Oak Plantation

19. Cobb Town Plantation

20. Windsor Plantation

21. Michaux Plantation

Patrick County, Virginia:

22. Old Fort Plantation

Franklin County, Virginia:

23. Long Branch Plantation

The general area around Walnut Cove, Stokes County, North Carolina generally known as Sauratown which consisted of 10,000 acres:

24. Old Town Plantation, had reference to the Saura Indian Village shown on old maps as “The Upper Saura Town.”

25. Hamburg (or Home House) Plantation, northwest of the present house, on the west side of the Dan River.

26. Town Fork Plantation.  Town Fork is a stream running into the Dan River below Saura Town.  The reference here is to the part of the Saura Town Plantation lying south of the stream. Mr. Austin, Manager.

27. Shoe Buckle Plantation

28. Muddy Creek Plantation, below Town Fork in Stokes County.  Claiborne Mills, Manager.

29. Southern Place Plantation.  Southern Place was added to Saura Town by purchase.  It was south of Town Fork.

30. Buzzards Roost Plantation, on the east side of the Dan River, north of Shoe Buckle.

31. Home Place Plantation

32. Browns Place Plantation.  Brown’s place was part of Saura Town.

33. Daltons Place Plantation

34. The Riddles Plantation

35. Bostic Place Plantation

36. Sheltons Place Plantation

Forsyth County, North Carolina:

37. Belews Creek Plantation, the northeast corner of Forsyth County. Also sometimes Blue’s Creek.

Rowan County, North Carolina:

38. St. Johns Plantation, was bought by Peter W. Hairston in 1857.

The general area around Cooleemee, Fulton County, North Carolina:

39. Cooleemee Plantation.  Francis Nelson, Manager.

40. Cooleemee #2 Plantaton.  Mr. Orrender, Manager.

41. Cooleemee Hill Plantation

42. South Yadkin Plantation.  John Giles, Manager.

43. Riverdale Plantation, was land in Davidson County just downstream from the Cooleemee Plantation.  It was bought in 1852.

44. The Shoals Plantation, acquired in 1859 and was located approximately where Cooleemee Town now is, 12 miles southwest of the Cooleemee Plantation.

45. The Fork Plantation, was a small village near the west end of Cooleemee in Davie County.

The general area around Lowndes County, Mississippi:

46. Old Fort Plantation

47. Crawford Plantation

48. Columbus Plantation

49. Pepper Place Plantation

Marshall County, Mississippi:

50. Bend Plantation

Yalo County, Mississippi:

51. Blackflat Plantation

52. Chocktaw Springs Plantation

53. Moores Bluff Plantation

54. Nashville Place Plantation


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