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Dr. Richard Thornton House, Halifax Co.

Dr. Richard Thornton built his house not long after he purchased his property in 1818 in Halifax County. The Federal-style house has a unique floor plan that allowed it to function as both Thorntonís residence and medical office and as a place of lodging for travelers. At the time of his death in 1860, Thornton, among the most senior and wealthiest doctors in the county, had mentored many younger doctors in the area. The property includes associated historic outbuildings and a cemetery.