You Can Buy an $11.5 Million Plantation That's Older Than the U.S.

Willow Oaks PlantationIn 1742, nearly two decades before the American Revolution, William Byrd II, one of the colonies' largest landowners (and slave owners), had amassed a tract in North Carolina that spanned more than 26,000 acres. He named it "Land of Eden" in what amounted to a marketing ploy to induce Europeans to cross the Atlantic and settle on his property. It didn't work, and by 1755 Byrd's spendthrift son was forced to sell the land to pay off gambling debts. [read more]

 

 

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Bloomberg
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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:15