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Orange County, North Carolina
The county was formed in 1752 from parts of Bladen County, Granville County, and Johnston County. It was named for the infant William V of Orange, whose mother Anne, daughter of King George II of Great Britain, was then regent of the Dutch Republic.
Hillsborough was used as the home of the North Carolina state legislature during the American Revolution, as well as serving as a military base by British General Charles Cornwallis in late February 1781.
The county size was much reduced through 1881 with Guilford, Wake, Chatham, Caswell, Alamance and Durham being created from Orange county in 1771, 1777, 1849 and 1881.
Its county seat is Hillsborough
Cities and Towns
Carrboro * Chapel Hill * Hillsborough
Parts of the City of Mebane and Durham, are located in Orange County.
Blackwood * Buckhorn (also known as Cheeks Crossroads) * Caldwell * Calvander * Carr * Cedar Grove * Dodsons Crossroads * Dogwood Acres *
Efland * Eno * Eubanks * Fairview * Hurdle Mills * Laws * McDade * Miles * Oaks * Orange Grove * Piney Grove * Rougemont * Schley *
Teer * University (formerly known as Glenn) * White Cross
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