Named after the rarest species of Rockfish in the world, this rare gem located in Hoke County, North Carolina, is one you don’t want to pass through without stopping. Located at the eastern edge of Lake Norman, it’s known throughout the state for fishing, fun, and family.
During the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Rockfish happened here in August 1781. Located at Rockfish Creek, the battlefield saw British soldiers and the Whig militia come face to face. British forces under the command of Major James Craig took possession of the nearby port in Wilmington. In all, more than 400 British Regulars and dragoons armed with artillery and horses began arresting colonists in the region. This infuriated the locals, who were tired of being harassed and their property seized and sold by the British.
When the soldiers reached Rockfish Creek, the Whig militia refused to allow them to pass. The British attacked the outnumbered militia whose lines broke as the patriots fled the battlefield. By some accounts, most fled before they had the opportunity to fire their weapons, and more than 40 of their comrades became prisoners on that day.
In 1976, Puppy Creek Plantation was officially listed within the National Register of Historic Places. Commonly known as the McGregor-Lamont home, it was built in 1821 and is the perfect place to visit when you feel like taking a stroll through the region’s antebellum past. The home is one of the best-preserved Federal-style homes in the United States. The plantation was built by Malcolm McGregor, a Scotsman who immigrated to the United States in 1792 and prospered after establishing the plantation and opening a mill. After moving to Texas following the Mexican-American War, the home was sold to fellow Scotsman Duguld Lamont for a then princely sum of $6,079. Lamont operated a turpentine still and continued to produce everything from cotton to rosin and turpentine on the land.
Today, life has settled down around Rockfish. On any given day, you’ll find residents enjoying fine dining at Chris’s Steak and Seafood House, savoring the taste of the old world at Little Italy Restorante & Pizza, or discussing sports and politics at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. Throughout the year, there are fish fries, car festivals, the Dogwood Festival, and more. But, of course, residents also enjoy casting their lines in the water to catch a fish or two or simply enjoy time on the water with family and friends. It is one of Hoke County’s hidden treasures, and while Rockfish is growing as fast as the fish it is named after, there are still plenty of opportunities to find the perfect place to settle in and enjoy the peace and quiet of small-town life.
UP 40.2% SINCE 2000
$66,996 PER YEAR
88% WITH CHILDREN
AVERAGE HOME VALUE:
94.9% HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
19.6% BACHELOR’S DEGREE
3.1% GRADUATE DEGREE
8.08.0 SQUARE MILES
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