Hillsborough-Orange County Real Estate

Hillsborough-Orange County Real Estate



Hillsborough Real Estate Community Information

"Antique Capital of The South"

Hillsborough, North Carolina was laid out in 1754 by William Churton, where the great Indian Trading Path crossed the Eno River. Then called "Orange," the town was designed on 400 acres granted by the Honorable John Earl Granville. Hillsborough took its present name in 1766.

Much has changed in Hillsborough in the 250 years since its inception. But many things remain the same.

Hillsborough is still ideally situated, at the merger of Interstate 85 and Interstate 40, providing easy access to all points in North Carolina. The town that was once the colonial capital of North Carolina is now the county seat of Orange County. During the Revolutionary War, Hillsborough was a political and cultural center in the area and it remains so today, with interesting shops and restaurants and many activities celebrating the arts and history being held monthly.

Hillsborough "Hog Days"

Hillsborough Hog Day offers family fun, good food, live music, crafters, merchandise vendors, a petting zoo, games and rides, and the area's largest classic auto show.

Helen's Garden

Helen’s Garden provides a relaxing place to sit among 18th and 19th century medicinal and herbal plants, along with a variety of flowering shrubs, trees, and perennials. Open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.


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Contact Information

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Meryl Alexander
Smooth Sailing Real Estate @ KW
101 Cosgrove Avenue, Suite 200
Chapel Hill NC 27514