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The population of Hillsborough is approximately 5,446 (2000), 6087 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,783 (1990), 2324 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hillsborough is 9.183 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hillsborough is 4.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.019 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hillsborough to Washington DC is 228 miles. The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 30 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hillsborough is positioned 36.07 degrees north of the equator and 79.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hillsborough elevation is 470 feet above sea level.
Hillsborough median income is $50,533 (2000).

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Hillsborough location: at the junction of hwys 40 and 85 on the western edge of the Triangle area, north of Chapel Hill. Hillsborough is just 10 minutes from Chapel Hill, 15 minutes from Durham and 35 minutes from Raleigh, the state capital.

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Climate & Weather

Hillsborough average annual rainfall is 45 inches per year
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Hillsborough history:

Here is a history page for Hillsborough.

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough
150 East King Street
Hillsborough, North Carolina Phone: 919-732-7741

A number of Native American tribes first lived in the area, including the Occoneechee tribe that has rebuild a replica of their ancient village downtown. Orange County was founded in 1752 which originally included sections of the current ten surrounding counties. In 1754, responding to the need for a centrally located courthouse, William Churton laid out a 400 acre town at the intersection of the Eno and the old trading path. It was named Corbin Town, and later Childsberg. Eventually, the town became Hillsborough in 1766.

Hillsborough was the scene of many dramatic events prior to the Revolutionary War and during the Civil War. Its downtown historic district features more than 100 late 18th century and early 19th century homes, churches and buildings, several of which are open to the public.
The founding of Hillsborough: 1754
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Hillsborough attractions: Hog Days
Held in June each year
for more information:
121 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Tel: (919) 732-8156
Fax: (919) 732-4566
Email: info@hillsboroughchamber.com

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