to become a Century Farm Family
Ownership of Property
by Family for 100 Years of More: This can be determined from an abstract
of title or original records such as original deed or land patents.
Other authentic land records may be acceptable in some cases.
Ownership: The farm (in whole or in part) must have been in continuous
family ownership. Title to the century property today must reside in
a blood relative of the original owner, or a legally adopted child of
the descendant. Continuous residence in the state or on the property
is not required, but the title to the property must be continuous. An
abstract of title is the best evidence of continuous family ownership.
Only One Certificate
Issued Per Property: There shall be only one certificate issued for
a piece of property. For example, a descendant may not receive another
certificate if a former owner or relative has already received a certificate
for the same property.
Application (Microsoft Word Document)
Download Application (Adobe PDF)
If you have a Century Farm and the ownership information has changed, please help us update our files.
Download the Update Form (pdf)
If you have questions about the application process, please contact Danette Jernigan at 919-707-3002.
NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division
1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1001