Orange County
North Carolina

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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.

Unincorporated Communities

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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July 2015: Newspaper Gleanings: Weather: Storm blows off roof
June 2015:
Marriages: Adams/Young; Adkins/Carson; Allen/Hester; Alves/Johnson; Austin/Williams; Bailey/Baker; Barber/Herndon; Bullock/Wolf; Bigelow/Whithead; Bracken/Cantril; Burrows/Piper; Burnett/Herndon; Cain/McKinly; Carson/Spiers; Carrigan/Sample; Christmas/Butler; Clark/Donalson; Clendening/Webb; Collens/Durbin; Cunningham/Galbraith; Curry/Nunn; Dinks/Sedley; Dixon/Turner; Duggar/Hogan; Eaton/Wallis; Edwards/Duggar; Elmore/Penix; Espey/Baker; Estes/Hudson; Flowers/Morgan; Furgurson/Leonora; Graham/Byrd; Guild/Hoovey; Guinn/Harper; Hall/Murdock; Hart/Paul; Holloway/Cain; Hooper/Forrest; Ivey/Jenkins; Jones/Thompson; Jones/Ball; Johnston/Craig; Latta/Allen; McDaniel/Hapsey; Mitchell/Dickson; Murdock/Bohannon; Murdock/Gray; Murphy/Guion; Nichol/Hull; Owen/Mitchell; Robinson/Ray; Riggs/Hannah; Thompson/Holt.
May 2015:
Military: WWI Home Guard
April 2015: bios: Joseph Roundtree, Zenas M Roundtree; transcribed and submitted by Kim Mohler
Mar 2015: obit for Capt George Bergwyn Johnston - submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney
Feb 2015:  bios for ANDERSON, MCROREY, WILKINSON, WHINSITT, MCDANIEL, KING, MORROW, THOMPSON, WADDELL, MANGUM, HOLDEN, CALDWELL, BURKE, BINGHAM, BENTON, BATTLE, HOOPER, CUNNINGHAM;  Death Notices for BENNEHAN, BENTON, CAIN, CALDWELL, CHRISTINAS, CRAIG, KENNEDY, LOCKHART, LOFTEN, MURDOCK, DIFARRILL, RHEA, THOMPSON, WHITTED, WILLIS; 1790 Federal Census
Jan 2015:  obits for MOORE, HARDY, COLLINS, DONNELLY

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