Since Orange County’s founding, more than fifty newspapers have been established in Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and throughout the county. Many only ran for a year or two. This list contains only newspapers in the North Carolina Collection that ran for more than two years. Most are available only on microfilm. The call numbers given are for either the print copies, the microfilm reels, or both as noted.
Because Orange County originally encompassed a much larger area of land than it does today, the history of other counties formed partially or completely from parts of Orange can often be of use to the researcher. The books listed below provide some general information for the counties whose history most often intersects with that of Orange - Alamance, Chatham, and Durham.