S: Ashland Plantation Z'elene T. Burrell - Thomas M. Surratt Jr.
FC: Ashland Plantation | Z'elene T. Burrell Thomas M. Surratt Jr.
1: Ashland Plantation A Walking Tour By Z'elene T. Burrell The Photography of Thomas M. Surratt Jr.
2: Ashland Plantation after the Greek revival renovations. | Members of the A. E. White family pictured on the portico of Ashland.
3: First Edition Copyright 2012 by Z'elene T. Burrell Thomas M. Surratt Jr. All Rights Reserved No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission.
4: Ashland Plantation
5: Ashland Plantation, the oldest house in Vance County, North Carolina was built by Samuel Henderson (1700 -1783) in 1740. Samuel Henderson named the home Ashland for its location atop a knoll in a large ash tree grove. It is one of the most historic houses in North Carolina. It was the home of Richard Henderson, colonial Judge and entrepreneur, who employed Daniel Boone to blaze the wilderness road. Henderson is recognized as the "Father of Kentucky" and the person solely responsible for opening the door to the AmericanWest. | Front Entrance
6: The Main Hall
7: In 1822 Archibald and Anne Bullock Henderson acquired Ashland and removed the original porch of the south side of the house and added the large Greek revival addition. This reoriented the house to the east with the front door of the old house located in the main hallway of the new addition.
8: The Parlor The Ballroom
9: The new wing provided a main hall and a large ballroom which boasted a fine pendant chandelier with a ceiling medallion, and Greek moldings around the perimeter. At present this room serves as the parlor.
10: The library is located in a small private section of the home off of the ballroom
11: Before the addition to Ashland in 1822, The original home faced south. It consisted of two main rooms on the first floor and two smaller rooms on the second floor. The original stairway leads to the two smaller rooms on the second floor. Heart pine floors evidence the age and beauty of the original structure. | Original Stairwell
12: Hallways in front of the rooms on each floor ran along the south front of the building. | The attic was essentially unfinished. Hand hewn roof beans in the attic have Roman numerals where they are joined by wooden pegs to their cross beams. The wooden lathing to which the plaster adheres on all the interior walls of the house is exposed along the stairwell into the attic. | Original Upper Hall
13: Located in the upper front of the original home is the bedroom known as the Daniel Boone bedroom. | Located in the upper back of the original home is the bedroom known as the Lady's bedroom. | The Daniel Boone Room | The Lady's Room
14: The dining room is located in the original structure of Ashland. It was one of the two lower rooms of the original structure. | The Dining Room
16: The kitchen was located in a separate building to the rear of Ashland. Food was then brought from the kitchen and kept warm inside of a small holding room until served. The dining room and holding room were two of three rooms on the ground floor of the original structure. | The Warming Room
18: The main hall stairwell landing offers a view to the front entrance of the house. This landing also served as a rostrum for musicians during festivities. | Stairwell Landing
19: Main Hall Stairwell
20: The upstairs landing serves as a private parlor to the master bedroom. | The Master bedroom consists of a formal seating area, and private lounge. | Upper Landing | Master Bedroom
21: Blacksmith colonial hardware | The rear of the house boast twin porches. One serves the original home of 1740, the other serves the addition of the mid 1800s.
23: A Special Thanks To: George T. Blackburn II Anne B. Almand
24: To my beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boys. You are my reason for everything. My Love... Unconditional Zayne J. Burrell, Tre' C. Patillo, Grandson Maddox A. Burrell Tem Blackburn / Anna Almond I have heard the words spoken from its floors and the whispers from its walls. I have inhaled its gift of the scented Magnolia trees. Ashland Plantation will forever hold a special place in my heart. Thomas M. Surratt Jr. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with you on this project. A cherished season in life.