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Newton Jordan House/ The Homeplace

Updated: Feb 10



In 1830, Newton Jordan (1803 -1888) and Mary Jordan (1803-1866) built a grand 2 story brick home on Old Murfreesboro Pike (now 8289 Patterson Rd. or Possum Trust Rd) a mile east of Hwy 31-A in the Triune/ College Grove area.


Mary and Newton were cousins. Their grandfather’s house where they lived burned, and the couple built a new home on their family land. The land was owned by father and uncle (William) Archer Jordan and William Jordan. They built a prosperous plantation, and the plantation house originally faced old Murfreesboro Pk - which was discontinued in the early 1900s. In the early and mid 19th century, there seemed to be a number of “grand home” in the Triune area reflecting the general prosperity of the land. In 1854, Newton was part of a syndicate to establish the Nelson’s Creek and Versailles Turnpike Company which constructed a road from the Farmington and Fayetteville Turnpike near Dyersburg to Versailles in Rutherford Co. and which was authorized to run through Newton’s lands. During the Civil War, they lost their prosperity, and just after, Mary died.


The property has remained in the Jordan family through Leta Stephens Pierce (1915-2002) as of 1978. She married Leroy Pierce (1913-1967) in 1933. NRHP 1988


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