The Sally Billy House

The Sally Billy House (HM158L)

Location: Halifax, NC 27839 Halifax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 19.807', W 77° 35.111'

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Constructed around 1808 for a Halifax County planter named Lewis Bond, this house was originally located near Scotland Neck. In 1834, William "Billy" Ruffin Smith Sr. and his wife Sarah, or "Sally" bought it. Smith, a county court justice, died in 1845, leaving an estate of 12,000 acres and 266 enslaved people.

After Smith's death, the house changed owners several times until it was given to the Historical Halifax Restoration Association in 1972. The Association moved it to Historic Halifax and gave it to the State of North Carolina. It opened to the public in 1976.

The house is an example of the tripartite houses often produced by Halifax County planters in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Rich in decorative detail, it consists of a pedimented, two-story central section and flanking one-story wings.
HM NumberHM158L
Placed ByThe Historical Halifax Restoration Association, Inc
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267954 N 4023666
Decimal Degrees36.33011667, -77.58518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 19.807', W 77° 35.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 19' 48.42" N, 77° 35' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 380 Fishing Club Rd, Halifax NC 27839, US
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