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By Don Morfe, September 17, 2013
Elizabeth Cotten Marker
North Carolina (Orange County), Carrboro — G 129 — Elizabeth Cotten1893-1987
On East Main Street at Roberson Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street.
“Libba” Cotten composed, recorded “Freight Train” (1958). Key figure, 1960s folk revival. Born and raised on Lloyd Street. — Map (db m69971) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Carolina Coffee ShopA Town Heritage Site
On East Franklin Street at Old Fraternity Row, on the right when traveling east on East Franklin Street.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G-100 — Harriet M. Berry1877-1940
On State Highway 86 at Harriet Morehead Berry Freeway (Interstate 40) on State Highway 86.
Champion of good roads. Her intensive lobbying led to 1921 law creating modern state highway system. Born 8 mi. N. — Map (db m30706) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G 127 — Journey of Reconciliation
On North Columbia Street (State Highway 86) at East Rosemary Street, on the right when traveling north on North Columbia Street.
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 . . . — Map (db m69968) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Last ShotsThe Creek of New Hope — Carolinas Campaign —
Near Farrington Road, on the right when traveling north.
(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
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — H 114 — Paul Green1894-1981
On U.S. 15/501 at Old Lystra Road (County Highway 1724), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 15/501.
Playwright, teacher, & humanitarian. Awarded Pulitzer Prize, 1927. His 16 outdoor dramas include The Lost Colony (1937). Lived 1 mile E. — Map (db m117123) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Silent Sam
Near East Franklin Street at Henderson Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Strowd BuildingA Town Heritage Site
On East Franklin Street 0.1 miles east of North Columbia Street, on the left when traveling east.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — University FloristA Town Heritage Site
On East Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Efland — G-122 — Hart's Mill
On U.S. 70 0.7 miles west of West Hill Ave, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
Grist mill. Site of key Regulator meeting, 1766, and skirmish in 1781 that boosted the Patriot cause. Stood 1/5 mile N. — Map (db m30772) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Alexander Dickson HouseCa. 1790
On E King Street at S Cameron Street, on the right when traveling east on E King Street.
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North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Alexander Dickson HouseHillsborough
On East King Street at South Cameron Street, on the right when traveling east on East King Street.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-9 — Archibald Debow Murphey
On North Churton Street (Business U.S. 70) at West Tryon St, on the left when traveling north on North Churton Street.
Champion of a new State through public schools, canals, roads, 1777-1832. Grave 50 yards west. — Map (db m98531) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G 125 — Billy Strayhorn
On S Churton Street (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling south.
Jazz composer & pianist, Wrote “Take the A Train” and other songs for Duke Ellington Orchestra. Boy- hood home site ¼ mi. W. — Map (db m34689) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Boone Expedition for KentuckyBoone Highway / The Trading Path
On S Churton Street at King Street, on the right when traveling north on S Churton Street.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G 19 — Edmund Fanning
On S Churton Street, on the right when traveling north.
Born in New York, Yale graduate, judge. His home, nearby, destroyed by Regulators, 1770. Later Loyalist, British General, Governor. — Map (db m74942) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-115 — Elizabeth Keckly1818-1907
On North Churton Street (Business U.S. 70) south of West Union Street, on the right when traveling south.
Burwell family slave, bought freedom, 1855. Dressmaker & friend to Mary Todd Lincoln. Published her memoir, 1868. Lived here, 1830s. — Map (db m98529) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-10 — Francis Nash
On North Churton Street (Business U.S. 70) at West Tryon Street, on the left when traveling north on North Churton Street.
Patriot general in American Revolution, was mortally wounded at Germantown, 1777. His home is 150 yds. W. — Map (db m98532) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-66 — Hughes Academy
On State Highway 86 at Lake Orange Road (County Route 1323), on the left when traveling north on State Highway 86.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-103 — J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton1878-1961
On North Churton Street (Business U.S. 70) at West Tryon Street, on the left when traveling north on North Churton Street.
Historian, professor, & founder of the Southern Historical Collection at UNC. Born ½ block W. — Map (db m98528) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G 108 — James Hogg1729 - 1804
On S Churton Street (U.S. 70), on the left when traveling south.
Merchant. Left native Scotland, 1774. Partner in Transylvania Company; UNC trustee. Home ½ mi. E.; grave 2 blks. N. — Map (db m34687) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-64 — Moses A. Curtis
On North Churton Street (U.S. 70) south of East Tryon Street, on the right when traveling north.
Botanist, authority on North American flora, author, and Episcopal minister. Home was two blocks east. — Map (db m98534) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Nash-Hooper House
On West Tryon Street 0.1 miles west of North Churton Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G 88 — North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati
On S Churton Street, on the right when traveling north.
Formed Oct. 23, 1783, in Hillsborough, by officers of the Continental Line. First President was Gen- eral Jethro Sumner. — Map (db m33885) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G 33 — Occaneechi
On S Churton Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Orange County Courthouse, 1845-1957Fourth on this Site
On E King Street at S Churton Street (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling east on E King Street.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G 48 — Paper Mill
On S Churton Street at Exchange Park Lane, on the right when traveling north on S Churton Street.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G 23 — Regulators Hanged
On S Churton Street, on the right when traveling north.
After the Regulators were defeated at Ala- mance, May 16, 1771, six of their number were hanged, ¼ mile east, June 19, 1771. — Map (db m33876) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Site of First North Carolina Convention 1788
On West Tryon Street west of North Churton Street (Business U.S. 70), on the right when traveling west.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — The Last EncampmentThe Dickson House — Carolina Campaign —
Near State Highway 86, on the right when traveling south.
(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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G 16 — Thomas Burke
On S Churton Street at King Street, on the right when traveling north on S Churton Street.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-11 — Thomas Ruffin1787-1870
On North Churton Street (U.S. 70) at East Tryon Street, on the right when traveling north on North Churton Street.
Jurist and agriculturist. Chief Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court, 1833-1852 and 1858-1859. Grave 3/10 mile east. — Map (db m98533) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-40 — William A. Graham
On North Churton Street (Business U.S. 70) at West Tryon St, on the left when traveling north on North Churton Street.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — William Churton
On East Margaret Lane at South Churton Street (Business U.S. 70), on the right when traveling east on East Margaret Lane.
William Churton FL. 1749 – D. 1767 English Surveyor - Cartographer Laid Out Hillsborough, 1754 ————— Place by Exchange Club of Hillsborough 1975 — Map (db m98536) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — G-4 — William Hooper — 1742 – 1790 —
On Churton Street (Business U.S. 70) near West Tryon Street, on the left when traveling north.
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
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — William Hooper Esquire
Near West Tryon Street near North Churton Street.
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 1937 — Map (db m139769) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Oaks — G 38 — Bingham School
On State Highway 54 at Mebane Oaks Road, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 54.
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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