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Orange County, North Carolina
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Founded 1752
County Seat Hillsborough
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County Courthouse

Orange County  Courthouse
200 S Cameron St
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone:  919-245-2675

Courthouse burned 1789
Registrar of Deeds has Birth and Death rec from 1913
marriage and land records from 1754, divorce records from 1869
probate records from 1756 and court records from 1865[1]

History

Parent County

1752--Orange County was created from Bladen, Granville and Johnston Counties.
County seat: Hillsborough [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Orange County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
  • Rocky River, near Siler City, N.C. Organized about 1757.[3] Now located in Chatham County.
  • South Country Line or Waters of Haw River. Constituted 1783.[4]
Church of England
  • St. Matthew's Parish. Established 1752.[5]
Presbyterian

Court

Family Histories

  • [Clendenin] White, Jo White. "Clendenin of Orange County, North Carolina: An Exercise in Southern Genealogical Problem Solving," The Genealogist, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Fall 1985):186-190.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Orange County, North Carolina. Page 511 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. "Rocky River Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:566. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  5. Donna Sherron, "North Carolina Parishes," accessed 12 October 2012. Digital version at Lost Souls Genealogy - free.
  6. "Old Eno Church and Cemetery," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. "Hawfields Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.

 

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