10 Acre Cleared Rural Residential Homesite
This Craven County cleared residential homesite is located a few miles from Vanceboro off Highway 43. The development is established with two spectacular two-story homes on large lots. Greenville, New Bern, Washington and Atlantic Beach are a short drive away. A private gravel road accesses the property off HWY 43 and extends through the middle of the farm. The property is finished high grade farmland providing very little if any site prep for a new home. The expense of clearing trees, stumps, roots, grading and soil cultivation has already been done. A power line and county water line run down the gravel road. Septic Improvement would be applied for once the home-site corners are flagged. A well permit could be applied for if you choose not to hook into county water or if you want both. Avoid city taxes and traffic and enjoy a large rural quiet setting that’s a short drive to several cities and towns. Arendell Parrott Academy is 29 miles away. Other private school choices are in Greenville and New Bern. Local public schools serving the area are Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary, West Craven Middle School and West Craven High School.
A little about Vanceboro…… Lying along the east bank of the winding Swift Creek, sixteen miles to the northeast of New Bern, sixteen miles to the south of Washington, and twenty-six miles to the southeast of Greenville lies the town of Vanceboro, North Carolina.
Vanceboro was first a small village known as Durgantown. It was established about 1750 with ten families living near the fork of the Greenville and Washington roads. In 1800 the first public building was erected on land in the fork of the road. This building was called the Post Oak Meeting House. This log building was used as a free church.
Around 1850 Durgantown changed its name to Swift Creek. The village had grown from the fork in the north toward the creek which was south. This influenced the change of the name. There were three landings along the creek to serve the steamboats that traveled twice weekly to New Bern.zebulon vance.
In 1876 Zebulon B. Vance came through Swift Creek and made a campaign speech for Governor. This visit won him many friends and votes. In 1877, the citizens of Swift Creek renamed their village Vanceboro in honor of Governor Vance.
Today, the Town of Vanceboro covers approximately 1176.29 acres in Craven County and has a modest population of approximately 1020, according to the 2010 Census. Vanceboro is a community built on small town values.
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