The Chapel Hill Historical Society


Mapping Orange County: Land Grants, Early Travel Routes, and the Native Trading Path

A Talk by Mark Chilton

Presentation and Reception
Sunday, May 22, 2016 3:00 PM
Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC

Mark Chilton's work on mapping the original land grants of Orange County will show where important early figures in county history lived, how people traveled by road, ferry, ford, and bridge, and where the great Native Trading Path was. Starting with the work of Allen Markham of some fifty years ago, Chilton has broadened Markham's perspective on the Orange County historical record. Chilton began in public service as a UNC undergrad on the Chapel Hill Town Council. He went on to serving as a Carrboro alderman and Carrboro mayor. He is now the Orange County Registrar of Deeds.

Image: Segment of Collet Map of 1770

Free and open to the public. Call the Chapel Hill Historical Society for information: 919-929-1793.