Chatham County

Region: Piedmont
County Seat: Pittsboro (1787)
Population: 49,3291
Towns & Cities:  Silk Hope
Chatham Countywas formed in 1771 from Orange County. It is in the central section of the state and is bounded by Wake, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Randolph, Alamance, Orange and Durham counties.2

Additional County History

Government & Community Bodies (1)
Legends, Tails & Culture (1)
Recreation (1)

1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.


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