36.85± Acres
Pitt County North Carolina

SOLD!! 36 acres of Historic Residential Timberland for Sale in Pitt County NC!

ID: 25805
Status: Sold
Acres: 36.85±
Address: 3173 Sheppard Mill Road
City, State: Stokes, North Carolina
County: Pitt
ZIP Code: 27884
Presented By: Wyatt Fountain
Dwelling Sq Ft: 2,500
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5


Historic Thomas J. Sheppard House

36.85 Acres of Historic Residential Timberland For Sale in Pitt County NC! The small farming community of Stokes, NC is the site of Historic Sheppard's Mill Pond. Located in Northeastern Pitt County, 15 minutes from both Greenville and Washington. The area is served by the PGV Pitt Greenville Airport and RDU Raleigh Durham Airport is less than 2 hours away. It is 1-1/2 hours from North Carolina's Crystal Coast.

The 36.85 acre Sheppard's Mill property contains one of eastern North Carolina's most interesting residences. The totally restored 2500 square foot (gross heated living area) main residence built in 1840 and is one of the county's finest remaining Greek Revival houses. An important early Georgian 600 square foot completely renovated hall-and-parlor style house is situated directly behind the main residence. Other buildings on the property include a renovated 800 square foot 1920's 3 bedroom tenant house showcasing hand cut cypress, black walnut, pecan and cedar trees all which were harvested from the property. This tenant house is completed by a living room with wood stove, kitchen, washer / dryer, screened porch, central heat and air and permitted septic system. A large barn and other minor farm buildings complete the property. The property is adjacent to Sheppard's Mill Pond.

Highly ornamented and stylized wood-work and an academic one-story portico with a fully developed entablature and fluted Doric columns are among the many distinguishing features associated with the Thomas J. Sheppard House. Two doorways with transoms lead into the main floor parlor and dining room which are separated by a central enclosed stair. They are spacious, light filled rooms with finely executed woodwork including panelled wainscoting, and well detailed mantels derived from Asher Benjamin pattern books. The wainscoting in the dining room features a concealed cabinet for storing valuables. A closet beneath the stairs retains a built-in chest of drawers. The floors of these two rooms are cypress. An original pantry with built in storage cabinets, a den with floor to ceiling bookcases, a full bath, and a guest bedroom complete the first floor rooms of the main block. The second floor has a central stair hall with flanking rooms. A master bedroom-sitting room, a second bedroom, and a full bath. The third floor is a floored attic. A later one-story ell provides room for a 1950's vintage country kitchen with breakfast area and knotty pine cabinetry. The ell also includes a bookcase lined study, an office, and a screened porch. Two gas furnaces and two central air conditioners provide dual zone heating and cooling.

Whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl and small game are regular visitors. Beautiful 25-30 year old loblolly pine and mature hardwoods provide absolutely beautiful views all around the property. The pond is easily accessed by canoe or kayak.

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This property is shown by appointment. Please contact the listing agent prior to entering the property. For more information please contact Wyatt Fountain at 252-702-0750 or e-mail at for more information.

Additional Information


  • big game
  • small game
  • turkey
  • waterfowl
  • whitetail deer


  • bird watching
  • fishing
  • watersports

water access

  • creek
  • pond


  • barn

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