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Sally Murphy Property
121.00 acres Conservation Easement
With the protection of the Wood Grove House, which was built circa 1800, The LandTrust has now protected three of the oldest properties in Rowan County. The other two properties are the Alexander Long House, built around 1783, and the Michael Braun House, built around 1766, which were protected in 1998 and 1999, respectively.
Sally Murphy now owns the 121 acres around the Woodgrove House, where she grew up and still lives today. The historical importance and her strong family ties to the land led her to place a conservation easement on this significant property. The farm is nestled within an important area where a lot of exciting conservation activities are occurring. This property nearly borders the Kannapolis Lands Project, which the LandTrust and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are acquiring. The farm is also within several miles of other farms protected by The LandTrust. In addition, the Piedmont Research Station is just two miles west of the property.
This beautiful farm was recognized by Land and Farm Magazine as one of the outstanding properties of Rowan County. The importance of this land is also evident by how highly the property ranked on our Land Protection Criteria, which indicates its high conservation value. The LandTrust has been working with Ms. Murphy since 2002, and she continues to be a strong voice for land and water conservation in her local community.
Photo credit: Bob Bailey