Hillsborough is NOT in Burke County, NC. Hillsborough is in Orange County, NC which is about a 2 and 1/2 hour drive from Burke County. Orange County is where Chapel Hill is located. Burke County has the towns of Morganton (named for Daniel Morgan, the Rev War hero) and Valdese. Burke County is in the mountains.
NC is very funny about the counties it named after it's heroes. For instance, Thomas Burke is buried in Hillsborough, Orange County but Burke County is in the mountains. Iredell County is named for James Iredell, the Edenton native who was on the first U.S. Supreme Court. Iredell County is north of Charlotte. Its primary town is Statesville. Edenton is on the northeast coast of NC.
The town of Lenoir (named for the General) is in the mountains but the county of Lenoir is in the east.
It is terribly easy to get confused. Even natives get that way. You can email me directly at email@example.com
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