Boone Hall Plantation is one of the most well known plantations of the south, used in the filming of North and South and Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook. Founded in 1681 by John Boone, the first wooden structure was built in 1790. The current structure wasn't built until the early 20th century.
A breathtaking view of the Avenue of Oakes leads to the front of the main plantation house down the drive of a least three quarters of a mile. These oaks were planted in 1743 by John Boone's son. And over 250 years later, stand thick trees towering over the drive with Spanish moss hanging from the limbs and through the leaves.