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Chapel Hill
Orange County, North Carolina

27514, 27516

"Southern Part of Heaven"

Page Contents for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Chapel Hill is approximately 44,015 (2000), 57233 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,850 (1990), 20564 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chapel Hill is 42.816 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Chapel Hill is 20.16 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.178 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chapel Hill to Washington DC is 235 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chapel Hill is positioned 35.92 degrees north of the equator and 79.04 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Chapel Hill median income is $ 87,846 (2000).
Chapel Hill average annual rainfall is 41 inches per year
Chapel Hill average annual snowfall is 7.9 inches per year.
The average high temperature is 70 degrees F.


near Durham and Raleigh in north central North Carolina. Chapel Hill is in Orange County and slightly in Durham County
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characterized by rolling hills
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History & History Related Items

Chapel Hill was named after the New Hope Chapel, which stood upon a hill at the crossing of two primary roads. Town lots were auctioned in 1793 when work began on the first building of the university, although it was 1795 before residents occupied any permanent homes.
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Chapel Hill is the largest city in Orange County

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is the nation's oldest public university, established in 1789.

Morehead Planetarium
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 3480
Chapel HIll, North Carolina 27599-3480
Info line: 919-549-6863
Office: 919-962-1237
This planetarium has education thousands of people in over 45 years of presentations. There are classes, teacher workshops and more. Memberships are available.

North Carolina Botanical Garden
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 3375, Totten Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3375
Phone 919-962-0522
FAX 919-962-3531 Please call ahead for hours of operation. The North Carolina Botanical Garden is the largest natural botanical garden in the southeast. Consisting of 600 acres of preserved land, it includes nature trails, carnivorous plant collections, aquatics and herb gardens. Collections of North Carolina and southeastern plants are arranged by habitats in simulated natural settings. Self-guided tours for individuals. Allow up to 2 hrs. The facility also features revolving exhibits of paintings, quilts and other media, plus sculpture in various sections of the botanical collection.

Ackland Art Museum
at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3400

Blue Heaven
Carolina Basketball Museum
1840 Airport Road (Chapel Hill North)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Phone: (919) 929-5877
Fax: (919) 929-5844
Please call for hours of operation.
This new 3100-sq.ft. museum offers artifacts and memorabilia of the UNC men's basketball program in static and technological displays. Owner-curator is a former team manager
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Economy & Industry

The University and its hospital continue to be the town's largest employer.
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Chapel Hill City Government

Town of Chapel Hill
306 North Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: 919-968-2888

The Town has a Council-Manager form of government. The Town Council has a Mayor and an eight-member Council. All Council Members serve staggered four-year terms. Both the Mayor and the council are elected every two years. The Town Manager is a hired position.

Chapel Hill Chamber

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
104 S. Estes Drive
P.O. Box 2897
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Phone: (919) 967-7075

Chapel Hill Organizations

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
104 S. Estes Drive
P.O. Box 2897
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Phone: (919) 967-7075

Chapel Hill Libraries

Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Phone (919) 968-2777
Please call ahead for hours of operation
Adult and children's books and materials; Internet reference; children's programming. Bookmobile serves daycare centers and five public housing communities. This new library facility is located in Pritchard Park behind the intersection of East Franklin Street and Estes Drive. Parking. Restrooms.

Chapel Hill Schools

Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools
750 South Merritt Mill Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Phone: 919-967-8211

Orange County Schools
200 East King Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: (919)732-8126


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 Chapel Hill


The population of Chapel Hill was:
1980 - 32,038
1990 - 38,719
1998 - 44,015
2000 - 48,715

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