A Storied History
The Hargett Hunter name pays respect to the power of the entrepreneurial spirit while acknowledging the influence that food, drink and hospitality plays on the lives of us all.
In the late 1700s, a Revolutionary War General named Frederick Hargett (1742 – 1810), had the vision to see great potential in the fledgling state of North Carolina. As a state legislator, Hargett invested his time and talents into building both a new state capital and leading the procurement of land that would become America’s first public University. Simultaneously, Wake County’s Isaac Hunter (1745 – 1823) earned his place in history by creating Hunter’s Tavern, the source of such immensely popular hospitality that Hargett and his fellow statesmen insisted on locating North Carolina’s permanent capitol building in proximity of her doors.
Both Frederick Hargett and Isaac Hunter were pioneers who believed that hospitality played a phenomenally valuable role in life and that anything could be accomplished through hard work and collaboration. At Hargett Hunter, we build on that very same ethos everyday.
Isaac Hunter’s Tavern