North Carolina USA
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3335 White Hill Road
Sanford, North Carolina
Telephone (919) 776-2161
In the spring of 1881 a petition was presented to Fayetteville Presbytery to establish a church in the White Hill area. The name "White Hill" was derived from the whitish, sandy soil found on this small hillside. This petition was granted and a church, White Hill Presbyterian was established. The original membership was 43 members, all of whom brought certificates of membership from nearby Presbyterian churches of Union, Buffalo, and Euphronia. Many current members trace their ancestry back to the original 43 members. The first church was dedicated on July 19, 1896. White Hill remained in the Fayetteville Presbytery until 1923 when Lee County churches were placed in Orange Presbytery. Since its origin in 1881, White Hill has increased by nearly four times the original membership. In addition to the church building it now has a fellowship hall, cook building, and a pastoral manse.