Chinqua Penn Plantation, Reidsville

#116 of 162 in Historic Sites in North Carolina
Castle · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Chinqua Penn Plantation is an English manor home mansion and national historic district near Reidsville, North Carolina in Rockingham County, (about 25 miles north of Greensboro, NC) and was built by Thomas Jefferson Penn ("Jeff", 1875–1946) and Margaret Beatrice Shoellkopf Penn ("Betsy", 1881–1965) in the 1920s. The name "Chinqua Penn" was derived from the chinquapin, a species of American chestnut that was once plentiful in the area.
Chinqua Penn Plantation ranks high among North Carolina's finest well-preserved early 20th century homes, including Reynolda House, and Duke Mansion.
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  • I have not been to this place in many years. It is such a shame t has fallen on such disrepair. When he Penn's owned the property, Mr. Penn bought, disassembled and rebuilt a windmill from Holland...  more »
  • This beautiful trail supports the local plantation and studies water usage, purity, and preservation, for the greater area. The trail cuts through tree lined pastures, gentle sloping forests with...  more »
  • This is a beautiful walking trail! I loved to see the cows and bulls. There is also a 50 year old goldfish! It's a short trip of about 2 miles. This trail is very well maintained! This is a beautiful way to enjoy nature.
  • This is the ultimate walking path. It is beautiful. Peaceful rejuvenating not crowded.

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