Posted By:Deloris Williams
Subject:Re: In what county was the town of Durham in during the 1880 census?
Post Date:February 12, 2005 at 15:12:27
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Forum:Durham County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Durham was a part of Orange County, NC prior to 1881. You will find many census pages that list North or South Durham in the 1880 census for the area. I also suspect that at least part of Mangum Township may have been included in the formation of the city because I have found various individuals who were there in 1880 would show up as Durham County by 1900. There is a long colorful history of the city at the following site, which explains that Durham was established originally as a railroad station in land supplied by Dr. Bartlett Durham in 1849.

Deloris Williams