Green River Plantation, Rutherfordton

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Green River Plantation is a historic plantation house on over 360 acres located near Columbus, Polk County, North Carolina. The oldest section of the "Big House" was built between the years 1804–1807, and is a two-story, four bay, Late Federal style frame dwelling. A later two-story, four bay, brick Greek Revival style dwelling was built beside the original structure in the mid-19th century. The two sections were joined in the late 19th century by a two-story section and grand staircase to form a structure that is over 10,000 square feet in size and boasts over 42 rooms and spaces. The plantation house was built by Joseph McDowell Carson, son of Col. John Carson, who built Carson House at Marion, North Carolina. The later-built section of the home was the residence of Samuel Price Carson, North Carolina State Senator and U.S. Federal Representative, and younger brother of Joseph McDowell Carson.

Green River Plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The plantation house and surrounding grounds are a private residence but are open for historic tours with reservation. The grounds and facilities can also be reserved for events such as weddings, receptions, luncheons, concerts, corporate events, and reunions.
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  • We spent hours learning of the family and the part they had in government. Gold mining, the Civil war and farming. The Quine was very informative and we had a personal tour.  more »
  • I had the great pleasure of staying here for a few days in December 2018. I must say it was excellent. Hats off to the management.  more »
  • I recently had my wedding at Green River Plantation, and everyone who attended was so complimentary. Amanda and her staff provide a full service experience, and wedding director Cathy is such a breeze to work with. DJ Michael is the best DJ out there! The food was delightful and the cake was an absolute masterpiece! We highly recommend this venue!
  • September 1, 2018 I had the pleasure of giving my daughter hand in marriage to wonderful young man. We had the wedding ceremony at The Green River Plantation and had a fabulous time with family and friend. The owners of the plantation handled the details of the venue perfectly. The Plantation was beautiful and made for excellent pictures. They provided an excellent coordinator and a DJ to provide the music during the ceremony, which we hired for the wedding reception. Our wedding was planned for outdoors and due to weathers concerns it shift to the pavilion and it was done flawlessly. They offer an outdoor, pavilion, and indoor option that turned out to be beneficial since the weather had changed. The owners also offer facilities for the wedding reception; they made the Wedding cake, which was not only beautiful but also delicious. We also hired them provided food and service, which was excellent. I would highly recommend this place to anyone for their wedding or event, they are truly FIVE STAR.

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