The History Behind the Development and Community of Modern Day Wakefield

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Wakefield’s rich history is filled with colonization, war, and tales of generations of families making the small southern town their home. But it might be best known for its vast real estate and the people who owned it.  Most iconic and well known, the Wakefield Farm House was owned by David Gill III. His grandfather David Gill, purchased the property …

A Brief History of Wakefield, North Carolina

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Photo courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina Like most land in North Carolina, its first settlers were Native Americans. With much of the terrain in the foothills of the Tarheel State being prime farming land with minimal hills and ample natural resources, tribes quickly claimed their territory- the Tuscarora Indians claimed Wakefield as theirs. They inhabited the land …