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Century Farm Family


ATTENTION: Century Farm applications are accepted yearround. We process these applications as quickly as possible. In order to make sure your application can be processed in time for the 2021 Reunion at the N.C. State Fair, please have your application to our office by Monday, AUG. 16, 2021.

Requirements to become a Century Farm Family

  1. 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.

  2. Continuous Family 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.

  3. 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. This certificate is 8.5x11 and fits in a standard certificate frame.

Century Farm Application

Dowload Application (Microsoft Word Document)
Download Application (Adobe PDF)

Bicentennial Farm Program

If your farm is more than 200 years old, you can receive an additional certificate. You must apply for the certificate. This certificate is 11x14 and fits in a standard frame.

Download application for Bicentennial Farm Certificate (pdf)

Update form

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 Andrea Ashby at 919-707-3004 or

Send applications to:

NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division
1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1001

NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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