Spring Hill was the home of prominent late eighteenth/early nineteenth century plantation owner and lawyer, Theophilus Hunter Jr. The earliest marked grave in Wake County, that of pioneer settler Theophilus Hunter Sr., is in the yard. The dwelling now houses offices for a university academic program.

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography
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705 Barbour Drive (Dorothea Dix Hospital Campus) 
ca. 1815


Theophilus Hunter, Jr.

Local/National Designations
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places


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