Hillsborough in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
has been designated a
Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States.
U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service
Erected 1972 by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists.
Location. 36° 4.628′ N, 79° 6.07′ W. Marker is in Hillsborough, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is on West Tryon Street 0.1 miles west of North Churton Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough NC 27278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First North Carolina Convention 1788 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Hooper Esquire (about 400 feet away); William Hooper Francis Nash (about 500 feet away); Archibald Debow Murphey (about 500 feet away); J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton (about 500 feet away); William A. Graham (about 500 feet away); Thomas Ruffin (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsborough.
Regarding Nash-Hooper House. The Nash-Hooper House, located on West Tryon Street in Hillsborough, was constructed in 1772 by Francis Nash on land purchased from Isaac Edwards, secretary to Governor William Tryon. Nash, a prominent political and revolutionary military leader, was killed at the Battle of Germantown in Pennsylvania.
The house was purchased in 1782 by William Hooper (1742-90), a Patriot leader and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Hooper died in the house and was buried on the property.
Also see . . .
1. Nash-Hooper House, NCPedia. (Submitted on September 18, 2019.)
2. William Hooper, NCPedia. (Submitted on September 18, 2019.)
3. Francis Nash, NCPedia. (Submitted on September 18, 2019.)
Additional keywords. General Francis Nash, William Hooper, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 18, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.