Mount Prospect

Leggett, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, USA Add to Map
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It is also known as Exum Lewis Jr. House

Mount Prospect is a two-story frame plantation house of late Georgian style. Although somewhat neglected in recent years, it is still in good condition

It stands amid the remains of what must have been an impressively laid out estate which still includes a number of significant outbuildings, a family graveyard, many large trees and flowering shrubs, and the remains of boxwood and flower gardens and an orchard.

The house stands in a grove of trees, facing west. Arranged to its sides and rear in a square are dependencies To the south is a small office, which is rundown it has a
well-executed molded cornice and substantial brick chimney
To the east (rear) of the office is a boxwood garden scattered with bulbs, and east of the garden is a small family graveyard including the grave of Exum Lewis (1771-1839) North

It is on the National Register of Historic Places

  • Added: 25 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2450631