Latta Place, formerly known as Historic Latta Plantation, closed to the public last June. This move came after Mecklenburg County chose not to renew its contract with the nonprofit responsible for operating the site.
The Huntersville farm has served as a marker of life in the 1800s for more than 200 years. The site was also a painful reminder of a period in history during which approximately 10.7 million Africans were brought to the Americas and enslaved.
When Latta Place reopens, Mecklenburg County hopes to offer a space for residents to visit that tells the story of all who lived at the farm, particularly the stories of those who were enslaved.Continue Reading