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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Orange County, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Orange County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Orange County, NC (49) Alamance County, NC (124) Caswell County, NC (41) Chatham County, NC (19) Durham County, NC (56) Person County, NC (26)  OrangeCounty(49) Orange County (49)  AlamanceCounty(124) Alamance County (124)  CaswellCounty(41) Caswell County (41)  ChathamCounty(19) Chatham County (19)  DurhamCounty(56) Durham County (56)  PersonCounty(26) Person County (26)
Hillsborough is the county seat for Orange County
Adjacent to Orange County, North Carolina
      Alamance County (124)  
      Caswell County (41)  
      Chatham County (19)  
      Durham County (56)  
      Person County (26)  
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1North Carolina (Orange County), Carrboro — G-129 — Elizabeth Cotten1893-1987
“Libba” Cotten composed, recorded “Freight Train” (1958). Key figure, 1960s folk revival. Born and raised on Lloyd Street.Map (db m69971) HM
2North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G-132 — Astronaut Training
Morehead Planetarium trained NASA astronauts in celestial navigation for Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab missions, 1960-75. Dome 450 ft. S.Map (db m171945) HM
3North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Carolina Coffee ShopA Town Heritage Site
John Sprunt Hill bought this block of buildings in the 1920's and donated it in parcels to UNC from 1947-51 with the stipulation that rent monies fund the North Carolina Collection at the library of the University which is still in effect to this . . . Map (db m86542) HM
4North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G-100 — Harriet M. Berry1877-1940
Champion of good roads. Her intensive lobbying led to 1921 law creating modern state highway system. Born 8 mi. N.Map (db m30706) HM
5North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G-127 — Journey of Reconciliation
In 1947 the Congress of Racial Equality & local citizens, black & white, protested bus segregation. Setting out from Washington, D.C. “freedom riders” tested compliance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring segregation on interstate buses. On . . . Map (db m69968) HM
6North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Kuralt Building
Originally built in 1923, as a mattress factory, from 1926 until 1958 housed Berman's Dept. Store and The Intimate Bookshop until 1992, when it was destroyed by fire. Rebuilt 1993.Map (db m171951) HM
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7North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Last ShotsThe Creek of New Hope — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface):   The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . Map (db m33984) HM
8North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G-135 — Navy B-1 Band
In May 1942 a group of 44 African American musicians broke U.S. Navy's color barrier, enlisting at general rank. Barracks were ⅕ mi. N.Map (db m171947) HM
9North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Old Sawpit Site
Herbert Lloyd and Julius Webb discovered an old sawpit dating back to 1813 when they built this brick building in 1900 to replace a row of wooden shops. It originally housed University Athletic Shop, a general merchandise store, and Carolina . . . Map (db m171949) HM
10North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — H-114 — Paul Green1894-1981
Playwright, teacher, & humanitarian. Awarded Pulitzer Prize, 1927. His 16 outdoor dramas include The Lost Colony (1937). Lived 1 mile E.Map (db m117123) HM
11North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Silent Sam
To the Sons of the University who entered the War of 1861-65 in answer to the call of their country and whose lives taught the lesson of their great commander that duty is the sublimest word in the English language. Erected . . . Map (db m90561) WM
12North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Strowd BuildingA Town Heritage Site
Constructed in 1923 by Robert L. Strowd, replacing an earlier building owned by Adele Tankersley. James L. Sutton and J. L. Alderman opened Sutton’s Drugstore here in 1923. Robert Foister operated a photography store in this building next to . . . Map (db m117135) HM
13North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — The Chapel Hill Nine
On this site, February 28, 1960, nine Lincoln High School students ignited the Direct Action Civil Rights Movement in Chapel hill with the first sit-in at Colonial Drug. The Chapel Hill Nine William Cureton, 18 • John Farrington, 17 • . . . Map (db m171946) HM
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14North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — University FloristA Town Heritage Site
Chapel Hill’s first bakery, Hill Bakery, moved to this space in 1920. In 1946, Thell Jernigan bought the bakery, renaming it Thell’s Bakery, and James H. Davis bought the University Florist in the Pick Theatre Building next door. This building was . . . Map (db m117082) HM
15North Carolina (Orange County), Efland — G-122 — Hart's Mill
Grist mill. Site of key Regulator meeting, 1766, and skirmish in 1781 that boosted the Patriot cause. Stood 1/5 mile N.Map (db m211209) HM
16North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Alexander Dickson HouseCa. 1790
. . . Map (db m34685) HM
17North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Alexander Dickson HouseHillsborough
The Alexander Dickson House, an ideal example of 18th-century "Quaker-plan" farmhouse, was built around 1790. Alexander Dickson, his wife, Elizabeth, and their nine children moved into this house in 1845. In addition to running the farm, Dickson . . . Map (db m139748) HM
18North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-9 — Archibald Debow Murphey
Champion of a new State through public schools, canals, roads, 1777-1832. Grave 50 yards west.Map (db m98531) HM
19North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-125 — Billy Strayhorn
Jazz composer & pianist. Wrote “Take the A Train” and other songs for Duke Ellington Orchestra. Boyhood home site ¼ mi. W.Map (db m34689) HM
20North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Boone Expedition for KentuckyBoone Highway / The Trading Path
From this spot where stood the Old State House was started an expedition of frontiersmen under Col. Richard Henderson, for Kentucky, led by Daniel Boone March 17, 1776 ----- • ----- “And they marched away solemnly as if going to the ends of . . . Map (db m34372) HM
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21North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Eagle Lodge No. 71, A.F. and A.M.World War I Memorial
In honor and memory of those members who served in the Great World War 1914-1918 Thomas Bacon • Wm. Eugene Berry • Harlan G. Coleman • John P. Dark, Jr. • S.M. Gattis, Jr. • Charles F. Haley • John H. Hughes • Sam L.W. Hughes • . . . Map (db m171937) WM
22North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-19 — Edmund Fanning
Born in New York, Yale graduate, judge. His home, nearby, destroyed by Regulators, 1770. Later Loyalist, British General, Governor.Map (db m74942) HM
23North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-19 — Edmund Fanning1737 - 1818
Judge and local official. Target of Regulators who ransacked and destroyed his nearby home, 1770.Map (db m171939) HM
24North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-115 — Elizabeth Keckly1818 - 1907
Burwell family slave, bought freedom, 1855. Dressmaker & friend to Mary Todd Lincoln. Published her memoir, 1868. Lived here, 1830s.Map (db m98529) HM
25North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-10 — Francis Nash
Patriot general in American Revolution, was mortally wounded at Germantown, 1777. His home is 150 yds. W.Map (db m98532) HM
26North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-66 — Hughes Academy
Operated, 1845 to 1884. Founded by Samuel W. Hughes. Attended by Wm. T. Dortch, David I. Craig, Geo. T. and P.H. Winston. Site is 1 mi. W.Map (db m98535) HM
27North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-103 — J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton1878-1961
Historian, professor, & founder of the Southern Historical Collection at UNC. Born ½ block W.Map (db m98528) HM
28North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-108 — James Hogg1729 - 1804
Merchant. Left native Scotland, 1774. Partner in Transylvania Company; UNC trustee. Home ½ mi. E.; grave 2 blks. N.Map (db m34687) HM
29North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Masonic Hallca. 1823
site of Edmund Fannings House, ca 1762Map (db m171935) HM
30North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-64 — Moses A. Curtis
Botanist, authority on North American flora, author, and Episcopal minister. Home was two blocks east.Map (db m98534) HM
31North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Nash-Hooper House
Nash–Hooper House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . Map (db m139763) HM
32North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-88 — North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati
Formed Oct. 23, 1783, in Hillsborough, by officers of the Continental Line. First President was General Jethro Sumner.Map (db m33885) HM
33North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-33 — Occaneechi
Village of Occaneechi Indians on the Great Trading Path. Inhabited ca. 1680 – 1710. Visited in 1701 by the explorer John Lawson. ½ mi. E.Map (db m33888) HM
34North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Orange County Courthouse, 1845-1957Fourth on this Site
Designed and erected, 1844 – 45 by John Berry of Hillsborough, 1798 – 1870 Builder, Architect, Legislator, Humanitarian --------------- Builder of distinguished structures in his native state Contributor to the tradition of American . . . Map (db m34690) HM
35North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-48 — Paper Mill
The first paper mill in North Carolina, built to relieve the paper shortage during the Revolution, was erected in this vicinity, 1777.Map (db m33894) HM
36North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-23 — Regulators Hanged
After the Regulators were defeated at Alamance, May 16, 1771, six of their number were hanged, ¼ mile east, June 19, 1771.Map (db m33876) HM
37North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Site of First North Carolina Convention 1788
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 Bicentennial Committee July 23, . . . Map (db m139776) HM
38North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — St. Mary's Chapel
1759 Founded by Anglicans 1819 United with Episcopal Church of North Carolina 1859 This chapel builtMap (db m187667) HM
39North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — St. Matthew's Churchyard
This historic churchyard unifies five tracts of land given between 1824 and 1934 by Thomas Carter Ruffin and his Cameron family descendants. The pathway system and Memorial Garden were added in 2007 through the generosity of parishioners. The . . . Map (db m187668) HM
40North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — The Last EncampmentThe Dickson House — Carolina Campaign —
(Preface, upper left): The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. . . . Map (db m13972) HM
41North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-16 — Thomas Burke
Governor of N. C., was captured in Hillsboro by David Fanning and his Tories, Sept. 12, 1781, and taken to Charleston, S.C.Map (db m33880) HM
42North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-11 — Thomas Ruffin1787-1870
Jurist and agriculturist. Chief Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court, 1833-1852 and 1858-1859. Grave 3/10 mile east.Map (db m98533) HM
43North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Town of HillsboroughEstablished 1754 — Welcome —
Established as the Orange County seat in 1754 where the Great Indian Trading Path crossed the Eno River, Hillsborough appears much as it did in the 18th century. Known as the "capital of the back country," Hillsborough was the scene of many . . . Map (db m171933) HM
44North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-40 — William A. Graham
Governor, 1845-1849; Secretary of the Navy; United States Senator; Whig nominee for Vice-President in 1852. His home stands 150 yds. W.Map (db m98530) HM
45North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — William Churton
William Churton FL. 1749 – D. 1767 English Surveyor - Cartographer Laid Out Hillsborough, 1754 ————— Place by Exchange Club of Hillsborough 1975Map (db m98536) HM
46North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-4 — William Hooper1742 - 1790
One of North Carolina's three signers of the Declaration of Independence. His home is 150 yds. W. Was buried a few yds. W.Map (db m1586) HM
47North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — William Hooper Esquire
William Hooper Esquire Signer Declaration of Independence July 4th, 1776 Sponsored by the Davie Poplar Chapter Erected by National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution of North Carolina 1937Map (db m139769) HM
48North Carolina (Orange County), Mebane — G-39 — Bingham School
Boys' military academy operated by William & Robert Bingham. Moved here from Oaks, 1865. Moved to Asheville, 1891.Map (db m175442) HM
49North Carolina (Orange County), Oaks — G-38 — Bingham School
Classical academy est. at Oaks in 1844 by Wm. J. Bingham. Added military focus, moved to Melbane, 1864. Campus was here.Map (db m69972) HM
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Dec. 9, 2022