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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


November 1, 1792
Commissioners appointed by the recently established Board of Trustees met in Pittsboro to decide on a location for the new university. In the following days, the committee visited several sites near Pittsboro, Haw River, and Raleigh.
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November 5, 1792
The Board of Trustees' site-selection committee visited New Hope Chapel Hill in Orange County. After their visit, they recommended the site as the location for the new university.
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