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John Sprunt Hill

1869-1961

 
 
John Sprunt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 S Duke St, Durham NC 27707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Tobacco Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Durham's Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Carolina (approx. 0.3 miles away); Five Points Loan Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emanuel J. Evans, 1907-1997, and Sara N. Evans, 1905-1986 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Visionary Leadership in the New South (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dedicated to Those who Served in the World War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Bartlett Durham (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
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By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
2. John Sprunt Hill Marker
marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Rural Credit in North Carolina. (Excerpt) "For the farmer who 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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