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Orange County, North Carolina

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  • Charity Ann Way (1804 - c.1860)
  • Dr Moye Wicks Freymann (1925 - 1996)
    Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill founding member. Chief Consultant to the Ford Foundation (New Delhi, India).
  • Charity Allen-Boggs (1844 - 1890)
  • James Welch, Pvt. War 1812 (c.1785 - 1837)
    Biography James Welch was born circa 1785 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina, USA. James married Mahala Welch on March 28, 1829, in Surry, North Carolina. Together they had the following children...

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Official Website

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


Cemeteries of North Carolina



National Register of Historic Places

Genealogy Trails

NC Gen Web

Durham-Orange Genealogical Society

NC Estate Files - Orange County

USGW Archives

Roots Web

Orange County History Guide

Genealogy Village

The Past Whispers


Genealogy Express

Orange County Historical Museum

Olde Orange County Families