Woodleaf, NC is an unincorporated community in Rowan County that boasts beautiful sprawling landscape and a long history. They are best known for their annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival which has been held each August for more than 10 years. All things tomato are celebrated in the community, which has been a center of tomato crops in the state for more than 125 years. The festival has tomato sandwiches, tomato eating and best tasting tomato contests, and tomato costumes are featured, along with a parade, live music, craft vendors, a silent auction, baked goods and food.
Woodleaf is also home to Mount Vernon and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and Cemetery, which are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mount Vernon is a historic plantation house and farm complex. The house was built about 1822, and is a two-story, Federal style frame dwelling. It is sheathed in weatherboard and has a full-width, one-story shed roofed porch. The house was designated and served as a post office in 1822. It is currently a private residence.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and Cemetery is a historic church and cemetery that was build in 1840. It is a one-story frame meeting house style that is sheathed in weatherboard and rests on a stone foundation. Adjacent to the church is the cemetery with 53 inscribed markers. It is the oldest intact frame antebellum Episcopal church in the state.
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