The history of The Sutherland and our estate dates back to 1786, when Colonel Ransom Sutherland, an officer in the Fourth Regiment, North Carolina Continental Line and member of the Council of State, purchased this property from John Mederais. Colonel Sutherland is said to have built the rear portion of the main house.
As early as 1807, the Sutherlands called the house Wakefields. The front block of the present main house was built in 1831 by John and Mourning Person Harris, descendants of Ransom Sutherland. Members of the Harris family owned the home until 1946. Since that time, the property has had several owners. Over the years, additions were constructed to complete the final home as it stands today.
The present owners of the home have made it their mission to preserve and respect the unique history of the estate. We have blended state-of-the-art, modern technology with the old style and charm of the estate to create a pleasurable wedding and event venue.