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An historical hidden treasure in the town of Hillsborough

This cemetery dates back to the mid 1700s. We took a tour and were fascinated about what we learned.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Well Maintained

The Hillsborough town cemetery is well maintained and kept clean. My parents are buried there, and... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 days ago
“An historical hidden treasure in the town of Hillsborough”
9 Nov 2017
“Well Maintained”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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N. Churton and W. Tryon Streets, Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cemetery dates back to the mid 1700s. We took a tour and were fascinated about what we learned.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sk12018
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The Hillsborough town cemetery is well maintained and kept clean. My parents are buried there, and i visit often.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank casper714
Reviewed 17 October 2016

You might wish to add this little setting as something a bit different to visit...lots of history here. One can take the time to reflect and ponder...

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank iloveocracoke
Reviewed 24 August 2016

always nice to see the past of any town and you can tell alot of past by visiting the cemetery. interesting to see family linage

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank stuart h
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I'm not sure what I can add to what other reviewers have said, so I'll just agree that this is a great spot to wander around and soak up some history. It's also a great spot for some photography. You'll find a variety of shapes...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Dgtl1
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is certainly one of the better historic small cemeteries to visit in North Carolina if you are into that sort of thing. Interesting graves and history and you can make some good pictures here. If I recall correctly, some graves date back to the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank christopherpee
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The first St. Matthew's Church stood here. It was in that early building that the Colonial Clock (now in the Old County Courthouse) was first installed. The grassy area near Churton street contains early graves whose gravestones have vanished. Many years ago, vandals destroyed the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Betty E
Reviewed 8 February 2016

William Hooper, signer of the Declaration of Independence is buried here. Several of the graves date back to the 1700's. Have walked through here on both of my visits to Hillsborough and probably will again on my next visit.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank AngelaN418
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Old Town Cemetery in Hillsborough is a fascinating slice of history. The site dates back to 1757 and has over 180 grave markers honoring some of Hillsborough's more prominent families. There are also an undetermined number of graves that are no longer marked due...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank banjoal
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The Old Town Cemetery is located behind Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough. I have talked with friends who have taken paper and pencil to trace the gravestones. This a shady and restful place to relax. Jane H.

Date of experience: August 2015
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