In 2011, Mainspring had the chance to purchase 133 acres of rolling pasture and forested hills surrounding the historic home of William Morrison, Sr. — the oldest standing structure in northern Macon County. With major donor support Mainspring seized the opportunity to conserve the property and partnered with Preservation North Carolina to find the next generation owner and to oversee restoration of the historic structure. In July 2013 the property was sold to Jackie and Cynthia Gregory. The conservation agreement with the Gregory’s conserves the properties while allowing an additional home site, agriculture and forest management.
Lakey Creek also flows through the Morrison House property. Read more about the restoration of Lakey Creek.