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Orange County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Orange County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Chapel Hill Unknown location
  • Chapel Hill Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery
  • Chapel Hill Old Chapel Hill Cemetery
  • Hillsborough Hillsborough Old Town Cemetery
  • Hillsborough St. Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard
  • White Cross Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Orange County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Burke (c.1747-1783) — of Orange County, N.C. Born in Galway, Ireland, about 1747. Physician; lawyer; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1776; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1777; Governor of North Carolina, 1781-82. Died near Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., December 2, 1783 (age about 36 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Burke County, N.C. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Francis Strudwick (d. 1812) — of North Carolina. Born near Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1792-97; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1796-97; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1801-03. Died in North Carolina, 1812. Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina


    Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery
    Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Harriet Morehead Berry (1877-1940) — also known as Hattie M. Berry — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Born July 22, 1877. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1924. Female. Died March 24, 1940 (age 62 years, 246 days). Interment at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Granddaughter of John Berry (1810?-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Chapel Hill Cemetery
    Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina
    Founded 1798
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Field Phillips (1824-1903) — also known as Samuel F. Phillips — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 18, 1824. Lawyer; North Carolina state auditor, 1862-64; resigned 1864; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1871; U.S. Solicitor General, 1872-85. Presbyterian. Represented Homer Plessy in Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896. Died in Washington, D.C., November 18, 1903 (age 79 years, 273 days). Interment at Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Phillips (mathematician) and Judith (Vermeule) Phillips; married, December 3, 1849, to Frances Lucas Stone (1831-1883); married, November 6, 1889, to Sarah Maury (1826-1902).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972) — also known as Frank P. Graham — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., October 14, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; university professor; president of the University of North Carolina, 1930-49; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1949-50; appointed 1949; defeated, 1950. Presbyterian. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C., February 16, 1972 (age 85 years, 125 days). Interment at Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Graham and Katherine Bryan (Sloan) Graham; married 1932 to Marian Drane (1899-1967).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lawrence William Cramer (1897-1978) — also known as Lawrence W. Cramer — Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 26, 1897. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; university professor; Lieutenant Governor of Virgin Islands, 1931-35; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1935-40; major in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Chi Psi; American Legion. Died in Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C., October 18, 1978 (age 80 years, 296 days). Interment at Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Carl J. Cramer and Emma E. (Steuber) Cramer; married, March 31, 1925, to Aline Parry Smith (1900-1991).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Franklin Strowd (1832-1911) — also known as William F. Strowd — of Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, December 7, 1832. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1895-99. Died December 12, 1911 (age 79 years, 5 days). Interment at Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
      Epitaph: "Devout Man of God."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alonzo Craig Shuford (1858-1933) — also known as Alonzo C. Shuford — of Newton, Catawba County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, March 1, 1858. Republican. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1895-99. Died February 8, 1933 (age 74 years, 344 days). Interment at Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George C. Pickard (1855-1924) — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Born in Alamance County, N.C., October 7, 1855. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Orange County, 1913-14. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died August 14, 1924 (age 68 years, 312 days). Interment at Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hillsborough Old Town Cemetery
    Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Alexander Graham (1804-1875) — also known as William A. Graham — of Orange County, N.C. Born near Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., September 5, 1804. Whig. Lawyer; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1833-40; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1840-43; Governor of North Carolina, 1845-49; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1850-52; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1852; member of North Carolina state senate, 1854-66; Senator from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., August 11, 1875 (age 70 years, 340 days). Interment at Hillsborough Old Town Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of James Graham (1793-1851); married to Susannah Sarah Washington (1816-1890); father of John Washington Graham, William Alexander Graham, Augustus Washington Graham and Sarah Washington Graham (1851-1909; who married Walter Clark).
      Political family: Graham family of Hillsborough, North Carolina.
      Graham County, N.C. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Hooper (1742-1790) — of North Carolina. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 17, 1742. Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1774-77; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1777-78. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., October 14, 1790 (age 48 years, 119 days). Original interment at Hillsborough Old Town Cemetery; reinterment in 1894 at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, N.C.
      Relatives: Second great-grandfather of Warren Green Hooper (1904-1945).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard
    Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      George Herbert Murphy (1860-1924) — also known as George H. Murphy — Born in Scuppernong, Washington County, N.C., September 28, 1860. School teacher; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Chemnitz, 1886-89; Bremen, 1899-1900; Magdeburg, 1900; U.S. Deputy Consul General in Berlin, 1889-90; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Berlin, 1890; Frankfort, 1900-04; U.S. Consular Agent in Hanover, 1890-93; SAINT Catherines, 1905-06; U.S. Vice Commercial Agent (Vice Consul) in Luxembourg, 1893-96; U.S. Vice Consul in Colón, 1898; U.S. Consul General in , 1906-14; Cape Town, 1914-20; Zurich, 1920-24. Died in Zurich, Switzerland, October 16, 1924 (age 64 years, 18 days). Interment at St. Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah Mary Mathews (Vaughan) Murphy (1823-1884) and Rev. Joseph Wiggins Murphy (1828-1900); married, January 16, 1888, to Margarethe Schmidt (1865-1961); father of William Herbert Murphy (1889-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Josiah Turner (1821-1901) — of North Carolina. Born in Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., December 27, 1821. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1852-60, 1879; delegate to North Carolina secession convention, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1875. Died near Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., October 26, 1901 (age 79 years, 303 days). Interment at St. Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard.


    Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
    White Cross, Orange County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Carl Thomas Durham (1892-1974) — also known as Carl T. Durham — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Born in White Cross, Orange County, N.C., August 28, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; pharmacist; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1939-61. Died in Durham, Durham County, N.C., April 29, 1974 (age 81 years, 244 days). Interment at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of C. P. Durham and Delia (Lloyd) Durham; married, December 30, 1918, to Margaret Joe Whitsett.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


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