The town of Hillsborough was laid out by William Churton in 1754. At the time it was called Orange. The town took its current name in 1766 after William Hill, who was the secretary of state for the colonies under King George III.
The town has a number of historical attractions. It was the home of one of the signers of the Declarations of Independence, William Hooper, and his house still stands today. The town is also home to the Orange County Historical Museum.
Hillsborough is a major site for government in Orange County. It is the home of the courthouse, the district attorney’s office, the county board of elections, the board of commissioners and the board of education.
February 01, 2017
As of President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order, immigrants from seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — were denied entry into the U.S. for 90 days. The order also suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days.
November 10, 2015
“I agree” and “I disagree” signs waved in Orange County’s West Campus Office Building in Hillsborough Monday in response to the testimonies and statements delivered to approve or reject a proposed party barn in the town.
After almost five hours of hearing testimonies and reviewing evidence, the Orange County Board of Adjustment rejected Kara Brewer’s application to a Class B Special Use Permit (SUP) for the development of an event barn in an agricultural residential zone.