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Hillsborough in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Billy Strayhorn

 
 
Billy Strayhorn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
1. Billy Strayhorn Marker
Inscription.  Jazz composer & pianist. Wrote “Take the A Train” and other songs for Duke Ellington Orchestra. Boyhood home site ¼ mi. W.
 
Erected 2008 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-125.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
 
Location. 36° 4.455′ N, 79° 5.967′ W. Marker is in Hillsborough, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is on S Churton Street (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati (a few steps from this marker); William Churton (within shouting distance of this marker); James Hogg (within shouting distance of this marker); Edmund Fanning (within shouting distance of this marker); Regulators Hanged (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paper Mill (about 300 feet away); Orange County Courthouse, 1845-1957 (about 300 feet away); Thomas Burke (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsborough.
 
Marker in Hillsborough image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
2. Marker in Hillsborough
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 27, 2022