Date: c. 1860, c. 1890
4301 Mial Plantation Road, Shotwell vicinity
The Joseph Blake Farm, established ca. 1860, exemplifies a late-antebellum, well-to-do, eastern Wake County farm in operation into the twentieth century. The farmstead comprises buildings dating from the mid-nineteenth-century through the early twentieth-century. The variety of building types and construction dates are a testament to the decades of agricultural use of the land. The farm retains integrity of location, design, workmanship, materials, feeling and association, as it contains its original arrangement of outbuildings throughout the property.