Historical Property With 230 +/- Acre Lake And Clubhouse Near Rockingham


PRICE REDUCED!! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the beautiful and historic Everett’s Lake property. The main attraction of this gorgeous property is the 230-acre lake that has been in existence for over 200 years. Since 1936, this special place has served as a private fishing club that boasts some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the state as well as crappie, bream, and shellcrackers. The property’s history goes back to the 1700s with its original owner being Brigadier General Henry William Harrington, a locally famous Revolutionary War general who was also credited with founding Rockingham, NC. The property remained in the Harrington family until the post-Civil War era and was purchased by Captain W.I. Everett. During the Everett ownership, the lake was the center of local commerce with a general store, grist mill, blacksmith shop, and brick manufacturing plant on the lake’s shore. In 1895, Mr. Everett constructed a summer retreat home that would one day be the original clubhouse for the fishing club. The property remained in the Everett family and was leased out to a group of businessmen from Greensboro, NC for a fishing club in 1936, and in 1958, they formed the Everett’s Lake Corporation and purchased the property. Eighty-four years and counting, this unique one-of-a-kind fishing property continues to provide lifelong memories for its club members. The dam was totally rebuilt in 2013. In 2015, the old summer retreat that served as the original clubhouse was torn down, and the new 4,200 sq. ft. the clubhouse was erected. The clubhouse features picturesque sunset views over the lake and has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The spacious great room features a stone fireplace, pinewood floors that were reclaimed from the original mansion rafters and floor joists, and a bar for entertaining. The kitchen is set up with commercial equipment and incorporates the reclaimed pine wood in its countertops. The clubhouse also has a full basement that currently serves as a check-in area for club members as well as a workroom and recreation area. There are both men’s and women’s restrooms on the main level and a restroom in the basement. There is a pier just off the back of the clubhouse that you can drop a hook in from or dock your boat when you come in for lunch. The property also has 5 lots that can be used for building homes. This one-of-a-kind property uses a geothermal heating and cooling system to keep power consumption as economical as possible. In addition, there has also been a mitigation bank feasibility study done and it has been determined that there are a substantial stream and riparian wetland mitigation credits on this property. This property is an amazing value with its historical value, recreational value, and finally, the mitigation bank value. This is a tremendous investment opportunity that rarely comes along. Call today for a private tour of this special property.

Property Details

  • 9 +/- miles from Rockingham
  • Less than 1 mile to the NC/SC border
  • Paved road frontage on Everett's Mill Road
  • Gated clubhouse grounds
  • Lawn irrigation system on clubhouse grounds
  • Revenue from the annual fishing club dues
  • Potential mitigation bank value
  • Well and septic
  • Satellite
  • Security system
  • Geothermal heating and cooling system
  • Trophy largemouth bass and exceptional crappie, bream and shellcracker fishing
  • Covered and powered waterfront boat storage
  • Open boat storage area
  • Truck and trailer parking area
  • 5 building lots
  • Dam totally rebuilt in 2013 with new spillway and flood gate
  • All brick construction clubhouse with 3 bedrooms/2 baths for accommodations plus men’s and a women’s restrooms in the common area upstairs and a half bath in the basement
  • Full basement with 10-foot-high ceilings. This area can be finished out easily
  • Please contact the listing agent to discuss adjoining landowners' lake access rights

709 Everett's Mill Road
Rockingham, North Carolina 28379