Mocksville Walking Tour
Visitors to Mocksville often marvel at the magnificent old homes gracing Main Street and wish to know their history. Now visitors and locals alike can learn more about these stately structures by picking up a copy of the new Walking Tour of Downtown Mocksville guide created by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.
The homes, built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, feature a variety of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Shingle Style, Victorian Gothic, Classical Revival, Craftsman, and Colonial Revival.
Here are just a few of the historic homes and distinctive downtown buildings you will learn more about:
The Philip Hanes House
(1902) This Neo-Classical Revival house on a hill features a wraparound and elaborate pent gable-roofed dormer. Built for Philip Hanes who, along with his brother Benjamin, ran B.F. Hanes Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem. Hanes died from injuries received in an accident soon after construction ended. (1085 N. Main)
Abraham Nail House
(1880s) Brick Gothic Revival house features pointed arch windows and central bay porches on two stories. Built for Abrahman Nail, who married Ida G. Rose. Nail’s sister, Mariah, married John Mertz; together the couples toured in the circus. (768 N. Main)
Former Princess Theatre & Hotel Mocksville
Arthur Daniel built and operated the Princess Theatre (1927-1963) and Hotel Mocksville (1934). The Hotel Mocksville had 22 rooms and was the only hotel in town. With business strong, Daniel added a third floor in 1935. Traveling salesmen chose to stay at the hotel because of its good food. Chairs lined the sidewalk, allowing guests to enjoy the cooling evening air before retiring to their rooms at night.
Where to Get Your Walking Tour Brochure
The brochures are available in the Chamber’s Visitor Center at 135 S. Salisbury Street in Mocksville as well as at all of the downtown businesses.
For additional information about the history of Davie County visit the Davie County Public Library Martin Wall Local History Room at 371 N. Main Street.
Welcome to Davie County – a place we love to call home. We’re known for our natural beauty, community spirit, historic past, civic pride, entrepreneurial spirit and, above all…friendly people! Whether you are looking for a place to put down roots or the perfect weekend outing, Davie County is the place to be.