Orange County, North Carolina

History of Orange County

Orange County was founded in 1752. Five groups of Native Americans used to live there but two years later William Churton was laying out the boundaries of Hillsborough, North Carolina

About the County Board of Commissions

The Board of Commissioners has 8 members with Bonnie Hammersley as the county manager.

County Seat

The county seat is Hillsborough, North Carolina. In the county seat there are 6 members that are elected for 4 year terms. The mayor is Tom Stevens and the Town Manager is Eric Peterson.

About Hillsborough

If you're the type of person who likes the out doors then the river walk is a perfect place for you to go. It has gorgeous trails that go though gardens, the woods, and next to and over a beautiful river. If you like historic type things or like museums then Orange County Historic Museum would be a great place to visit.