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William Harris Homestead, Monroe

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The William Harris Homestead, in Monroe, Georgia dates from 1825. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1982.

Its NRHP listing was for a 367 acres (149 ha) property that included a residential dwelling, agricultural outbuildings, agricultural fields, and secondary structure(s). Specifically seven contributing buildings and eight contributing sites are included.
It is listed for architectural criteria.
The William Harris Homestead webpage describes it as being located in Monroe, Georgia, but its location appears to be about one mile north of the small community of Campton. Monroe is a larger town about five miles further south of Campton.

There is a Harris Cemetery on GA 11 on the property.
The William Harris Homestead Foundation, a charitable 501(c)3 organization, manages the property and conducts public tours and events including school field trips.

William Harris Homestead Foundation Mission and Vision Statement

Mission (Purpose): The historic William Harris Homestead serves as a

cultural and educational center dedicated to the advancement of heritage,

agricultural, and environmental scholarship.

Vision (Value): To preserve an early Georgia homestead, and provide

education and insight into its cultural and historical impact.
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  • The Homestead is not only interesting and educational, it is a beautiful place to give yourself a welcome break from all the modern day distractions and enjoy nature. Give yourself a treat and...  more »
  • This is a small place- so doesn't take long to view- unless they are doing a reenactment. Then it can be a lot of fun watching and interacting with the "Actors".  more »
  • Really interesting place to visit with the family! Definitely an educational but entertaining experience. Lovely atmosphere and energy!! Can’t wait for next time :)
  • Beautiful historical homestead... Well worth a visit! I look forward to going back soon. You'll be pleasantly surprised. I was there for an educational, cultural event. Fun for the whole family...

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