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About Hillsborough

Orange County Courthouse
The Historic Orange County Courthouse was designed and built in 1844. Its cupola houses an English clock given to the town in the colonial era.

Hillsborough is a small town with a big history. The downtown historic district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features more than 100 homes, churches and buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Today, Hillsborough is a haven for artists and writers. The downtown comes alive with arts and entertainment the last Friday evening of each month during warm weather.

Other attractions include Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area and Riverwalk, a greenway along the Eno River that is part of the N.C. Mountains-to-Sea Trail. For more information, see the Park Facilties page

Hillsborough is centrally located in North Carolina, with fast access to Triad and Triangle cities. Interstate 85 runs through the town, and Interstate 40 is just outside town limits.