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North Carolina,

United States


Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 118,227. Its county seat is Hillsborough[1].

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.

In 1771 Orange County was greatly reduced in area. The western part of it was combined with the eastern part of Rowan County to form Guilford County. Another part was combined with parts of Cumberland County and Johnston



County to form Wake County. The southern part of what remained became Chatham County.

In 1777 the northern half of what was left of Orange County became Caswell County. In 1849 the western third of the still shrinking county became Alamance County. Finally, in 1881 the eastern half of the county's remaining territory was combined with part of Wake County to form Durham County.

Adjacent counties are; Person County, North Carolina northeast; Durham County, North Carolina east; Chatham County, North Carolina south; Alamance County, North Carolina west; and Caswell County, North Carolina northwest.


Orange County, North Carolina

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Orange County Clerk of Superior Court has Court Records and Probate Records from 1752 and is located at Courthouse, 106 E Margaret Lane, Hillsborough NC 27278; (919) 245-2210, fax (919) 644-3043.
Orange County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1752 and Marriage Records from 1779 and is located at PO Box 8181, 200 S. Cameron Str, Hillsborough NC 27278; 919-732-8181, Fax: 919-644-3018, [EMAIL] .

Source: Family History 101 States



Hyconeechee Regional Library

Address: 300 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Phone: 919-644-3011
Connect to: Library Web Site   Online Catalog

Library details: Hyconeechee Regional Library System is a Public library. This library is the central facility for the library system that serves Hyconeechee Region, NC


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Durham-Orange Genealogical Society,

PO Box 4703, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4703,

Email: D-OGS Administration



The Orange County Historical Museum is located in downtown Hillsborough, NC, at 201 North Churton Street. It contains historical collections ranging from pre-Colonial through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the early 1900s. The building, known also as the Confederate Memorial Building, houses the offices of the foundation, as well.

Orange County,

North Carolina


The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families


Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families


Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families


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Orange County,

North Carolina


List of Localities


The red star in the map at the left designates the

location of the seat of government for this county.

Source: MapQuest


The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestors birth, marriage, death dates and in what locality of this county these events may have occurred. Source: Wikipedia

The county is divided into seven townships:

Bingham, Cedar Grove, Chapel Hill, Cheeks, Eno, Hillsborough, and Little River


Cities and Towns:

Carrboro; Cedar Grove; Chapel Hill; Hillsborough; Mebane; Rougemont;


Orange County,

North Carolina

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Orange County,

North Carolina

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Orange County Historical Society and Museum

at 201 North Churton Street Hillsborough, NC


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