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Hillsborough is the county seat of Orange County, North Carolina. The town was founded n 1754. Originally intended to be called Orange, it was named Corbin Town, for Francis Corbin, then renamed Childsburgh, in honor of Thomas Child. In 1766, it was named Hillsborough, after the Earl of Hillsborough. Hillsborough was the scene of some pre-Revolutionary War tensions, and served as the home of the North Carolina state legislator during the American Revolution.

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