For information on the protection of property in Anson, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, and Stanly counties,
contact Kevin Redding.
The LandTrust is very pleased to announce the donation of a
conservation easement by Mrs. Etna Little Palmer McCullough on her 67
acres of farmland in northern Stanly County. Located near
Millingport, Mrs. McCullough's easement will provide that this
beautiful piece of farmland will continue to support the local
In many ways, Mrs. McCullough's story displays the threat facing many
landowners in the central Piedmont. At one time, her family owned
hundreds of acres in the vicinity of the current property.
Through several generations the family's great swath of land had been
subdivided into multiple smaller tracts, many of which were no longer
owned by family members. In fact, the very parcel being protected
was at one time on the auction block. Fortunately, Mrs.
McCullough was able to secure the land for the single purpose of
preserving some of her family's original acreage. Today, Mrs.
McCullough can rest easily knowing that her goal will be forever
The LandTrust hopes that this project will help
encourage further agricultural conservation projects in northern Stanly
County. Even with future growth coming from Albemarle, Salisbury
and Cabarrus County, this community continues to retain a rural
agricultural quality that is so often being lost.