Black History Month Digital Exhibits
The mini-biographies of influential African-Americans with connections to Orange County can be found at the Museum's blog: OrangeNChistory.
1891 Tate Map of Orange County
This map of Orange County was produced in 1891 by George Tate. It shows churches, schools, important businesses, industrial sites, and some residences, along with notable geographic features and roads.
Below, you can see a digital copy of the map compared to current satellite imagery from Google Maps. Points of interest have been marked and described in the key below the maps. Click on the map to see a larger image of it!
View Orange County - 1891 Tate Map in a larger map
Points of Interest
- Governer Burke's Grave
- Hillsborough Depot
- Cemetery on Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill
- Chestnut Ridge Methodist Church
- Junction of Chapel Hill Railroad and North Carolina Railroad lines
- Chapel Hill Depot
- Dodson Crossroads
Due to the dangers of weathering and deterioration, the Museum can no longer display the original canvas map. However, we have a full-scale facsimile available for visitors to examine to see more detail.
The image of the map above was geo-referenced in ArcGIS and edited with GIMP. This section was designed and implemented by Peter Zasowski in fulfillment of the degree requirements for the MS in Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.