This residence hall was named for slave poet George Moses Horton in 2007. Horton was a slave in nearby Chatham County who taught himself to read and write. A book of his poems, The Hope of Liberty, appeared in 1829 and was the first book ever published by an African American in the South. Horton published two more collections of his poetry before 1865. Horton Hall is the first building at Carolina named in honor of a slave and is believed to be the first university building in the nation to carry a slave’s name.
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- Year Built: 2002
- Hall Population: 276
- Elevator: Yes
- Fire Safety: Smoke detectors, alarms and sprinkler system
- Resident Advisors: 8
- Amenities: seminar rooms, study rooms, kitchen and ice machine, laundry, TV room, lounges, recreation room, vending machines
- Laundry: Horton Basement
- For Facility Updates please visit our webpage for all completed residence hall facility projects.
- Average Room Measurements: 12' x 18'
- Window Measurements: First Floor: 40" x 84", All Other Floors: 40" x 64"
- Window Coverings: Horizontal blinds
- Air-Conditioning: All rooms have central A/C
- Furniture: Movable dressers, desks and study chairs. Movable beds may be bunked or lofted; no self-built lofts permitted.
- Closet: Closet with door. Select corner rooms have a wardrobe instead of a closet.
- Mattress Size: 80" long, 36" wide, 6" deep