New Hill, North Carolina

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New Hill is an unincorporated community located in southwestern Wake County, North Carolina, United States, at the crossroads of old U.S. 1 (State Road 1011, running northeast–southwest), New Hill Olive Chapel Road (running north) and New Hill Holleman Road (running south). New Hill is located along the original alignment of the New Hope Valley Railway between Durham and Bonsal.

The community is near the southern terminus of the American Tobacco Trail. It is also the location of Duke Energy Progress's Shearon Harris nuclear power plant and the associated Harris Lake recreation center.

A regional wastewater reclamation project has been completed in the area.[1] The project was opposed by local residents who believed that placing the facility in the middle of their community would adversely impact their way of life. A settlement was reached in early 2011 between the towns building the plant and the New Hill community.[2]

The Samuel Bartley Holleman House and New Hill Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

In 2021, New Hill moved to see significant redevelopment and expansion of the city center. This effort was made to encourage additional tax center bases and improve the local ordinances and schools for residents. This charge was led by Brandon Howertitz and shows promise in the aim to bring additional recreational sports to the area, such as mountain biking and frisbee golf.[4]

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  1. ^ "Western Wake Regional Wastewater Project, North Carolina, USA" in, retrieved May 2, 2008.
  2. ^ "New Hill Residents Protest Water Facility" in, January 3, 2008, retrieved May 2, 2008.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "Eastern North Carolina playing a major role in the state's economic development". WNCT. Retrieved 2022-01-13.

Coordinates: 35°40′52″N 78°56′08″W / 35.68111°N 78.93556°W / 35.68111; -78.93556