North Carolina Tips
Orange County Districts Created 1774
|Sixteen equal districts
were created within Orange County, NC in 1774, three years after
Chatham county was separated from it. The
districts left in Orange County were observed during the 1790 U.S. census.
Key supplied by Louise T. Overton.
|The record at the N.C. Archives was viewed by Ms.
Louise T. Overton and posted at files.usgwarchives.net/nc/orange/census/1774dist.txt
She notes: On 9 May 1777, Districts 3-4-5-6-11-12-13-14, the top eight, becaue Caswell County... After 1792 Districts 11-12-13-14 were in Person County.
From Ms. Overton's interpretation, the present writer T.L.Hardin has placed the distrits as they appear to have been assigned when the whole area was Orange County.
State Archives of North Carolina,
Title of collection "Miscellaneous records 1768-1942", MarsID: 273.103.7; Call no. CR.073.928.10 thru .14. See in box 13, "Plan for Orange County to be divided into sixteen districts, 1774."
1790 North Carolina Super Districts; Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States
The 1907 publication "Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790"
Local copy of North Carolina 1790 districts
(pdf, 2 pages). Super districts written on census forms and in indexes
have caused confusion. Researchers have mistakenly interpreted them as
sub-districts of counties. See this page for superdistricts showing counties within them.