John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America… (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 320.
Chapel Hill, N. C., Orange co. On New Hope, a branch of Cape Fear River. Seat of the University of North Carolina. (See Colleges.) The locality is elevated and healthy, the soil fertile, and the water good. 28 miles N. W. from Raleigh.