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Historic Latta Plantation seeks to study, restore, and preserve its 19th century site on the Catawba River in Mecklenburg County. We seek to operate and interpret this site not only for the sake of preservation, but also so that we may provide a location for study and visitation by school children, scholars, and the general public. Through research and educational programming, Historic Latta Plantation strives to offer a significant and authentic interpretation of a 19th century Backcountry Plantation.
Historic Latta Plantation, once a successful cotton plantation, is now an historic farm complete with animals and small cotton crop. Costumed interpreters, historic displays and hands-on activities allow visitors to experience what life was like for the planters, yeoman farmers, and enslaved African- Americans of the North Carolina backcountry in the early 19th century. Historic Latta Plantation features the home of James Latta, built ca. 1800, as well as original and replica outbuildings and historically appropriate farming practices and livestock. Historic Latta Plantation is owned by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and administered by Latta Place, Inc. It is funded in part by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and the Arts and Sciences Council.