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Nathaniel "Crabtree" Jones House

The Nathaniel "Crabtree" Jones House is remarkable for its intact Federal‐style architecture. The house is a rare surviving early nineteenth‐century house built in what was at the time rural Wake County. It represents the type of dwelling a Wake County planter would have built for his family. Its intact woodwork and detailing reflect the craftsmanship of the workers who built the house. The house features molded weatherboards, modillion cornice, Flemish bond chimneys and six-panel doors. Nathaniel Jones, an early Wake County settler, built the dwelling. In 2014, the house was moved approximately 425’ southeast from its original location to its current site ‒ on land in the Crabtree Heights subdivision that was part of the original Jones family landholding. Private residence.

Date: ca. 1795


3108 Hillmer Drive


RHDC, “Nathaniel "Crabtree" Jones House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed July 18, 2024,