|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|
|Forum:||Durham County, NC Genealogy Forum|
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.