LEARN ABOUT EACH WAKE COUNTY PARK THROUGH THIS EXCITING AND INFORMATIVE INTERVIEW SERIES WITH THE MANAGER OF EACH PARK.

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Yates Mill served the local community as a water-powered mill for more than 200 years. It was established in the 1760s, and of the 70 gristmills that once served Wake County, Yates Mill is the only one still in operating condition. 

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The history of Oak View begins in 1829, as a farm that grew into a plantation of more than 900 acres during the 19th century. Today, it is a 27-acre site that includes historic farm buildings and grounds that reflect the transition from an antebellum plantation into sharecropping and tenant farming.