Spring Hill is located on the site of a large plantation once owned by Colonel Theophilus Hunter, a pioneer settler and early leader in Wake County. Hunter served as first Judge of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in 1771, as a colonel in the Colonial Militia, as Representative to the House of Commons, as first county surveyor, as first county tax assessor, as one of five commissioners supervising the erection of the first State House in 1791 and as one of seven Raleigh City Commissioners in 1795. Free admission. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm.

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