The Cooleemee Plantation House was built 1853-1855 by Peter and Columbia Stuart Hairston, a sister of Civil War General J.E.B. Stuart. The site is one of the 33 National Historic Landmark sites in North Carolina. An Anglo-Grecian villa in the shape of a Greek cross, the house contains approximately 300,000 bricks made on site. The house is still owned and occupied by the Hairston family. The name came from the Kulimi Indian tribe that surrendered to Jesse Pearson at Cooleemee, Alabama in 1814 at the end of the War of 1812.
- Author: Davie Chamber of Commerce
- Date Posted: Nov 16, 2013
- Category: Historic Site
- Address: cooleemee, nc