Edgar Rutherford Craighead a 55-year-old attorney from Pike County, Arkansas and a candidate for Fulton County Commissioner, purchased 220 lots of land in August 1936 to form a subdivision in Hunter Hills called Ezra Church Heights. Attorney Craighead sought to use the finest building materials for the homes throughout this African American neighborhood. He envisioned Hunter Hills to have beautiful, affordable homes for buyers to be proud to own.
Three years later, in August 1939, Attorney Craighead also donated land to the Fulton County Board of Education for the purpose of building a school in Hunter Hills.
Later we will see Attorney Craighead's impact on the churches in the community. . . there's a lot of history in these Hills.