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Chatham County Historical Association

Preserving and sharing the history of Chatham County North Carolina

Joseph B. Stone House

3 Aug 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous

Pictured here is the Joseph B. Stone House in New Hope Township. This home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Joseph B. Stone’s father, John Stone, bequeathed him this home in 1847. Joseph Stone was a wealthy planter and enslaver who owned over one thousand acres in 1860. After the Civil War, he declined and lost much of his land. He died in 1878. His daughter, Martha Fearrington, sold the home to her son in 1907. Most of the original tract of land was claimed by the impoundment of Jordan Lake.

The Stone House is one of many documented by CCHA volunteer Kimberly Steiner, who has resumed documenting historic structures in several Chatham townships. We've recently updated our listings of New Hope and Williams Townships and you can see documentation and photos on our website.

If you own a historic structure in one of these townships that was missed in the inventory, Kimberly will be happy to visit and document. Contact us at and we'll put you in contact with her.

We'll be posting documentation for Baldwin and Center townships soon, and Kimberly will begin documenting Pittsboro in September. Please respond if you get a request from her to visit your home!

If you own a historic structure in one of the townships that Kimberly won't be working on, please document it for us! We'll send you a list of questions to answer and would like photos of the exterior for our records and to share. Again, contact us at if you are interested. We would love to have your help creating a record of Chatham's architectural history!

Direct link to the Joseph B. Stone house.


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