Hillsborough in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of First North Carolina Convention 1788
which refused to ratify the United States
Constitution; later ratified at Second
Convention 1789 in Fayetteville.
Placed by: Orange County Constitutional
July 23, 1988
Erected 1988 by Orange County Constitutional Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is July 21, 1788.
Location. 36° 4.629′ N, 79° 6′ W. Marker is in Hillsborough, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is on West Tryon Street west of North Churton Street (Business U.S. 70), on the right when traveling west. Located at the Hillsborough Presbyterian Church near the entrance to the Old Town Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough NC 27278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Hooper (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Nash (within shouting distance of this marker); Archibald Debow Murphey (within J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); William A. Graham (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Ruffin (within shouting distance of this marker); Moses A. Curtis (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hooper Esquire (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsborough.
Also see . . . Convention of 1788, NCPedia. (Submitted on September 18, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2019. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.