"White House Number One" was a well-known landmark in the
Buffalo Creek Section of Mecklenburg Co., VA, White House Community.
First owned by Peter Z. Overbey (b.1759,d.1824), the house fell to
his son Robert Y. Overbey, who built about 1836, "White House
No. 2." It is thought the houses, about 100 yards apart, were
so-called because they were large white houses, when many houses were
The oldest house stood for many years after the later-built house
was torn down. In more recent years White House No. 1 was owned by Boulin
Terry. About 1988, Fred Puckett dismantled the house and moved it to
his land on Cornwall Road, Granville, Co., NC. The house is being carefully
and authentically reconstructed. It is situated on a hill, facing south
Added note: Mr. Puckett died of a heart
attack 13 Mar 2000.
White House No. 1 previously stood on Hwy. 602, near the Overbey Cemetery.
Small photographs to the right, taken before the house was dismantled:
East end of the house
West end of the house
The room attached to the back of the main house,
said by Mr. Puckett to be older
than the main house.
Photographs by Fred Puckett.
JoLee Spears February 2000