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 CHATHAM COUNTY
2412 grants issued from 1719 to 1928

NCpedia article   Wikipedia article
County Seat: Pittsboro

History: Chatham County was formed in 1771 from Orange County. It was named in honor of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. For further information see: THE FORMATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt.

Boundary changes: The Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Name origin: William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–1778), Secretary of State during the French and Indian War and was later Prime Minister of Great Britain

State Archives Code: 022

Bordering Counties
Alamance
Durham
Lee
Moore
Orange
Randolph
Wake
 2 Counties Over
Caswell
Cumberland
Davidson
Franklin
Granville
Guilford
Harnett
Hoke
Johnston
Montgomery
Nash
Person
Richmond
Rockingham
Scotland
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.44
Map of North Carolina highlighting Chatham County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.