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Durham in Durham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Sprunt Hill

1869-1961

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
1. John Sprunt Hill Marker
Inscription. Banker and attorney. Leader in credit union movement. Benefactor, UNC Library. Lived here.
 
Erected 1987 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number G 102.)
 
Location. 35° 59.382′ N, 78° 54.552′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is on South Duke Street near West Cobb Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 S Duke St, Durham NC 27707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Durham's Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Carolina (approx. 0.3 miles away); Black Wall Street (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bull City Blues (approx. 0.8 miles away); Royal Ice Cream Sit-In (approx. 1.1 miles away); North Carolina Central University (approx. 1.3 miles away); James E. Shepard (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Merrick (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Durham.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Rural Credit in North Carolina. (Excerpt) "For the farmer who
John Sprunt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
2. John Sprunt Hill Marker
needed credit in the rural South in the early years of this century, the alternatives were dismal. Few banks would even consider making agricultural loans, and those who did charged extremely high interest rates. Rural credit was fertile ground for the loan sharks, and year after year, farmers turned over their crops to help pay exorbitant interest charges on loans made to keep their farms operating." - Gabriel Kirkpatrick, CUNA Archivist, Archive Alamanac, Credit Union National Association. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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John Sprunt Hill Home image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
3. John Sprunt Hill Home
 
 
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