Photograph of a family standing in front of one of the homes constructed for colonists at the Van Eeden farm colony.
The Van Eeden Colony was established in 1909, following the work of Dr. Frederik van Eeden and Hugh MacRae to purchase land in Pender county and create farming colonies. The land was plagued with drainage problems, forcing the settlers to find other ways of supporting themselves. They turned their attention to dairying on the land but that endeavor also failed. Ultimately, settlers in Van Eeden abandoned the land for urban jobs.
van Eeden, Frederik, 1860-1932; Colonists; Agriculture
van Eeden, Frederik. Van Eeden-Colony in N. Carolina U.S.A. W. Versluys, 1912.
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