Here the land is meant to be enjoyed as it has been for generations. Holding Village is on the site of a former dairy farm owned by the Holding family, who were instrumental in the establishment of the town of Wake Forest between 1880-1920. The Holding family also owned a drugstore, bank and co-founded the Royall Cotton Mill.
The Holding family once had picnics under the trees, launched Estes Rockets by the lake, and fished for the infamous dairy farm raised “Milk-Fed Brim.” It was a place where families gathered to celebrate life and enjoy time together.
Notable Holding Family Members in Wake Forest: