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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
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
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
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.
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
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.