These photographs show the buildings of the former Northcutt family plantation in southern Warren County. The buildings are located near the confluence of Hickory Creek and the West Fork of Hickory Creek, on Wheeler Road, northeast of Vervilla. When these photographs were taken in 1992, the buildings had fallen into a sad of disrepair. However, I am told that since that time, the main building has been restored. As of my latest information, the slave quarters have not been restored.
Almetia Dunn Cunningham, noted Warren County genealogist and historian tells us that the main house has a central entrance leading to a great hall with large rooms on either side and a staircase leading to the upper floor. The second story also has two large rooms. She states that there once was a porch or veranda that had collapsed and was removed. The extension at the rear of the main building once had a walkway made with hand made bricks. The slave quarters had two rooms, with each room having a fire place.
Almetia tells us that in the early years, there were two Northcutt brothers who realized that the plantation was not large enough to support their two families, so one brother moved to Atlamont in Grundy County and built a home there, a copy of the Hickory Creek home.
The spelling of the family name Northcutt may be found in early Warren County records as Northcut.
Photos, text, and page by Fred Smoot
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