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The House in the Horseshoe is a historic house in Sanford, North Carolina. It traces its history back to the 1700s when it was built by Philip Alston, an American Patriot who served during the American Revolutionary War.

Built around 1770, the House in the Horseshoe was named after its location in the Deep River?s horseshoe bend. During the Revolutionary War (1781), Alston got attacked here by British loyalists that were led by David Fanning. It also became the Benjamin Williams? residence from 1798 to 1814. Williams served four terms as a North Carolina governor and was quite a prominent politician during his time.

Dubbed as an ?architectural gem?, the House in the Horseshoe has tons of unique exhibits and offers to visitors.
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