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Orange County, North Carolina

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  • Drucilla Jane Byars (1753 - 1816)
    Named in the will of her father, Burgess Harrelson. SFG
  • Bradley Harrelson (1773 - 1838)
    DAR proven son of Elkanah and Elishba Harrelson. Married Agnes Kee on October 24, 1799, Green County, GA.
  • Burgess Harrelson (c.1718 - aft.1772)
    From Burgess Harrelson was born in 1718 in Hanover County, Virginia Colony, the son of Peter Harellson and Mary Chambers . He was the brother of Burgess Harellson and Paul Harrelson. Burgess was the ...
  • James Kimbro (1802 - 1850)
  • Rev. Luke Lea (c.1739 - 1813)
    is known about this Luke Lea who moved west from Caswell County. His first stop westward apparently was Surry/Wilkes County, North Carolina, where he had one or more children. He then proceeded further...

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The county was formed in 1752 and 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.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Carrboro
  • Chapel Hill (part)
  • Durham (part)
  • Hillsborough (County Seat)
  • Mebane (part)

Other Townships & Communities: Bingham, Blackwood, Buckhorn (Cheeks Crossroads), Caldwell, Calvander, Carr, Cedar Grove, Cheeks, Dodsons Crossroads, Dogwood Acres, Efland, Eno, Eubanks, Fairview, Hurdle Mills, Laws, Little River, McDade, Miles, Oaks, Orange Grove, Piney Grove, Roguemont, Schley, Teer, University (formerly Glenn) and White Cross



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places