Asheboro * Randolph County
Welcome to our family farm
The Baldwin Place FarmTM
Established September 22nd
163 years Baldwin family to the farm
374 years Baldwin family to America
"Free planters" in America since 1638
Welcome to our web site. Come
on in and stay awhile!
This web site
is brought to you and sponsored by US, as in "Come see us".
This is a Southern web site, so pics
and links might load a little slower than usual.
"The Old Homeplace" rendered by Iris G. Kivett
This is an informational web site about our family farm in Randolph County North Carolina. The
farm has an old and on-going family history going back to 1849 and is ranked as one of the 100 oldest family businesses
in the United States. We hope you find the information in this web site enjoyable, interesting and maybe somewhat "not
too much" educational in a couple of areas. It's a place where our friends, hopefully some new friends,
family, both near and far in geography or family tree and some that didn't even know they were our family, may get a feel
and walk a little in the past and present of the place. Also, we love to piddle, considered by ourselves and surely
considered by some others as experts in the field of piddling. This is a place where we can share a little of that
too and will update as we go along.
proud that our family has somehow managed to keep this one piece of our past intact for so many years, generations, family
members, and one thing we know for sure, it ain't always been easy. We hope it will endure through many more
generations. We here today owe our ancestors a great big thank you for doing whatever it took to allow us to still enjoy
this place. Even though they're no longer here, they are all still teaching us lessons on some simple wisdom and perseverance
through the sum of their whole past. We are glad that we are able to share a little of it with you here. Please
let us know how we may improve, add to, or take away to make the web site more interesting, or just say hello by using the FaceBook
link or "Sign my guestbook" button at the bottom of this page or in the contact link page. If you're a new
friend or old, we welcome you. If you are family that we didn't know we had or we're family that you didn't know you
had, please let us know.
If any of our piddling interest you and you would like to know or learn more,
just contact us.
Baldwin Place Farm Family
Click on this for an article after our own heart: Southern Living's "Southern Journal: The fine art of Piddling" by Rick Bragg
Piddlers R Us
side links for our history, heritage, information, photos,
preservation project of the oldest and our last remaining
"Old Home Places"
(Circa 1770 log cabin home)
- and -
piddling project started in 2010 - The "Lost Cause" Gold Prospect
Family history and heritage
Family forest, wildlife and
Gold prospecting and rock huntun
"The Baldwin Place" rendered by Jill Harman Smith