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Districts
This map depicts the districts in Orange County in 1774. See the explaination below the map to understand the division into Caswell and subsequently into Person.

 

Districts in green became Person County in 1792.


St Martins
(later Caswell)
4

Richmond

5

St Laurence

12

Dunsmore
(later Nash)
13

St Davids

3

Glouster

6

St Lukes

11

St James

14

Chatham

2

Orange

7

Hillsborough

10

St Marys

15

St Asaph

1

Tryon

8

St Thomas

9

St Marks

16
 

The above map showing the districts of Orange County, North Carolina in 1774 is from Person County Compilations by Katherine Kerr Kendall, page 3. It was reproduced there from Misc Records of Orange County, Department of Arichives and History, Raleigh, NC, file number C.R. 073.928.18.

 On May 9, 1777, the top eight districts (3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, and 14) became Caswell County. At the June 1777 Session of the Caswell County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessons, the name of Dunsmore District was changed to Nash District. At the March 1778 session the district of St. Martin’s was changed to Caswell District. 

In 1792 the eastern four districts of Caswell County (11, 12, 13, and 14) became Person County (green background above). The name of the St. Laurence District is sometimes written as St. Lawrence.

 

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