Courtesy of Rierson Photography
Rose Hill Plantation is part of a country estate established in 1762 through a land grant from King George II to the Boddie family. Today's centerpiece is the beautifully restored late 18th-century Manor House, the ancestral home of the Boddie family who own and operate Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc. Rose Hill is located in Nash County not far from Nashville, NC, and a 15-minute drive from Rocky Mount.
Rose Hill’s stately Manor House underwent an extensive renovation to its original splendor in the early 1980s by the Boddie family and was also expanded. Beautifully appointed, the house provides a setting that is a throwback to a much earlier era in North Carolina’s history. Heart of pine floors, European window panes and fine accents make it a unique treasure in Eastern North Carolina.
Adjacent to the white-columned Manor House is Nathan Hall – built in 2005 and named after Boddie ancestor and Rose Hill founder Nathan Boddie – which serves as an upscale meeting and banquet facility.
The Rose Hill estate was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. In addition to providing an historic setting for special events, Rose Hill today is also an 860-acre working Angus cattle farm.
"I have learned over the years that what you do or have is measured more by the quality than the quantity. In my business career this has always been my goal, and I think the quality of Rose Hill exemplifies this. Rose Hill Farm and Rose Hill's facilities are and have been a tremendous source of pride and give me a great sense of self-satisfaction. I am very grateful that the Good Lord helped me avail myself of the opportunity and the means by which I have been able to restore an historic landmark. Hopefully it will be enjoyed for many generations by people from all walks of life."
- Mayo Boddie, Sr.
Chairman of Boddie-Noell Enterprises