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North Carolina

Colonial Inn

Colonial Inn, Hillsborough, Gates County, North Carolina(36.075163, -79.10129)

Secondary Phase, Felling Dates: Winter 1817/8

Site Master 1687-1817 (white oak) INNx1 (t = 8.31 NC008; 7.62 OCNCx1; 6.39 TDHx1).

The Colonial Inn in Hillsborough, North Carolina, was originally a log tavern that was extended to the south and then to the west to form the large, nine-bayed structure we see today.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the building’s second construction phase was built from timbers felled in the winter of 1817/8.

Worthington, M J, and Seiter J I, 2021‘The Tree-Ring Dating of the Colonial Inn, Hillsborough, North Carolina’ unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory Report 2021/22.




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Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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