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Welcome to Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, the
Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc.
was formed in 1991 to purchase and preserve Gaston County’s oldest residence. In 1993, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The organization has raised and continues to raise funds from memberships, donations and from grants to enable it to preserve the buildings and grounds.

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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

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We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, so your donation may be tax deductible.

Newsletters and Updates

Winter 2023

Volume 31 #3

Summer 2023

Volume 31 #2

Spring 2023

Volume 31 #1

History of The Hoyle Family

The Hoyle Historic Homestead, also known as Hoyle Family Homestead, Peter Hoyle House, and Pieter Hieyl Homeplace, is a mid- to late-18th century two story house in Gaston County, North Carolina, with notable
German-American construction features, the main block of which reflects two, and possibly three, phases, but the exact construction dates have not been determined. A major renovation, c. 1810, added a late Georgian and Federal finish, as well as front and rear shed porches. A brick well house and a frame smokehouse, both east of the house, date from the 19th century. Almost nine acres (36,000 m2), with several large walnut trees, surround the buildings.[1]

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"Just passed it and it's so beautiful!"

Robert H.

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"The oldest house in Gaston County. The house and land is being restored to keep the history alive for others to see. Open house every year on the 2nd Saturday in September. The original house and kitchen were built from logs cut from property"

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"Great place to see Gaston County history. Lots of fun."

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"Any one interested in History & Genealogy will love it."

Get In Touch

Mailing Address: PO Box 235, Dallas, NC 28034

Home Address: 1214 Dallas Stanley Highway, Dallas, North Carolina 28034, United States

Email: hoylehistorichomestead@gmail.com

1214 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034, USA