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Complete set of Weights and Measures, c. 1755



Helpful Resources and Links

Hillsborough Links

Alliance For Historic Hillsborough
An “umbrella” organization dedicated to preserving, enhancing and increasing awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of Hillsborough for residents and visitors. The Alliance operates the Orange County Visitors Center in Hillsborough.

Burwell School Historic Site
An historic house museum located in Hillsborough that preserves and interprets the history of its antebellum and Civil War era residents.

Hillsborough Arts Council
An organization whose role is to meet the arts and cultural needs of the Hillsborough community through a diversity of initiatives and services.

Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce
The voice of the business community in Hillsborough and Northern Orange County.

Ayr Mount Historic Home
An 1815 Federal-style plantation home offering guided tours and the self-guided “Poets’ Walk.”

Trading Path Association
A non-profit corporation with the purpose of preserving, promoting and study the historic Trading Paths of the Southeastern Piedmont, which run through Hillsborough.

Occaneechi-Saponi Tribe
The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation is a small Indian community located primarily in Orange and Alamance counties.

Town of Hillsborough
The official website for Hillsborough government information.
The community newsletter website for Hillsborough, NC.


Downloadable Hillsborough Historical Society Research and Publications


Orange County Links

Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau
A County-run agency that develops and coordinates visitor services in Orange County. The Bureau operates the Visitors Center in Chapel Hill.

Orange County Government
The official website for Orange County government information.

Chapel Hill Museum
Exhibiting the character and characters of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

A Visual History of Efland, by Joe Dunn


North Carolina Links
North Carolina’s official visitor information website.

A project that fosters an alliance between North Carolina arts and agriculture.

Research Links

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