Chapel Hill (North Carolina)

Orange County Durham County


Chapel Hill is a university town in the United States in the state of North Carolina with approximately 50,000 inhabitants. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC ), the oldest state-supported university in the United States. It was founded in 1789 and the city has since arisen around them.

Chapel Hill is located in southwest Orange County. Along with the neighboring cities of Raleigh and Durham, it forms a tri-city area, which is known primarily for its research capacities at several universities and Research Triangle is called.

Sons and daughters

  • Elizabeth " Libba " Cotten (1895-1987), folk and blues musician
  • Floyd Council (1911-1976), blues guitarist, mandolin player and singer
  • Loudon Wainwright III ( born 1946 ), musician and actor
  • John Newton (born 1965 ), actor
  • Ben Folds (born 1966 ), musician ( piano PopRock )
  • Laurel Holloman (born 1971 ), actress and painter
  • David Rees ( cartoonist ) ( b. 1972 ), artist and author
  • Porter Robinson ( * 1992), music producer and DJ