Nash-Hooper House

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Nash-Hooper House
Nash-Hooper House, 118 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough (Orange County, North Carolina).jpg
Nash-Hooper House, 1965 HABS photo
Nash-Hooper House is located in North Carolina
Nash-Hooper House
Nash-Hooper House is located in the US
Nash-Hooper House
Location 118 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, North Carolina
Coordinates 36°4′3″N 79°6′3″W / 36.06750°N 79.10083°W / 36.06750; -79.10083Coordinates: 36°4′3″N 79°6′3″W / 36.06750°N 79.10083°W / 36.06750; -79.10083
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1782
NRHP reference # 71000610
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 11, 1971[1]
Designated NHL November 11, 1971[2]

The Nash-Hooper House, also known as the William Hooper House, is a historic house at 118 West Tryon Street in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Built in 1772 by American Revolutionary War general Francis Nash, it was home from 1782-90 to William Hooper, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. It is the only known home of Hooper's to survive, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.[2][3] It is located in the Hillsborough Historic District; it is a private residence, and is not normally open to the public.

Description and history[edit]

The Nash-Hooper House is located in central Hillsborough, on the north side of West Tryon Street, a residential street just on the edge of the central business district. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, clapboard siding, and a high stone foundation. A single-story ell extends to the rear, and a single-story porch, probably of 19th-century origin, extends across the front. The interior retains a number of original finishes, including wide pine floors and fireplace mantels in some rooms.[3]

The house was built in 1772 by Francis Nash, a politician and general of the Continental Army, who died in the 1777 Battle of Germantown, during the American Revolutionary War. After Nash's death, it was purchased in 1782 by William Hooper, one of North Carolina's signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, who made it his home until his death in 1790. Hooper was originally buried on the grounds, in the east side garden; his ashes were moved to Guilford Courthouse in 1894. Other prominent residents of the house include William Alexander Graham, a Governor of North Carolina.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Nash-Hooper House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  3. ^ a b c Charles W. Snell (March 27, 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Nash-Hooper House (William Hooper House)" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1969 and 1971 (32 KB)

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