The Birthplace of Gov. Kerr Scott and the Family’s Political Dynasty, $750,000

3210 N.C. Highway 119 South, Haw River, Alamance County
The Henderson Scott House II

  • Sold for $735,000 on August 20, 2021 (originally $899,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,371 square feet (per county records), 3.42 acres
  • Price/square foot: $168
  • Built in 1848
  • Listed June 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $450,000, February 2007
  • Neighborhood: Henderson Scott Farm Historic District
  • Note: The house is the birthplace of Gov. W. Kerr Scott.
  • “During his term as Governor from 1949 to 1953, he introduced one of the most progressive plans ever, the ‘Go Forward’ program,” the district NRHP nomination says. “He proposed spending State surplus revenue on services for the aged, dependent, handicapped and mentally ill. He was also responsible for paving many secondary roads, ‘getting North Carolina out of the mud’ and the rural electrification program. He was a United States Senator at the time of his death in 1958.”
    • This is the second house built by Henderson Scott, whose descendants established the Scott family as political and agricultural leaders in Alamance County and the state.
    • District NRHP nomination: “The Henderson Scott Farm, as the home of five generations of the Scott family beginning with Henderson Scott (1814-1870), is the site most closely associated with this dynasty of statewide significance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the areas of agriculture and government/politics. … The farm is the birthplace of three of North Carolina’s most influential twentieth century statesmen: member of State Legislature and long-time State Board of Agriculture leader Robert Walter Scott (1861-1929); Governor William Kerr Scott (1896-1958); and Senator Ralph Scott [1903-1989].”
    • Kerr’s son, Gov. Bob Scott, was born nearby on the Kerr Scott Farm.
    • The house remained in the Scott family until 2007, when the current owners bought it.
    • Online listings show 4,762 square feet, compared to 4,371 in county records.

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