Franklin Street Stories


There are several places, many online, where you can find more information about Franklin Street and the Chapel Hill area. The following is a sample to help a researcher get started.

Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership
A site focusing on the promotion of downtown as the center of Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau
A site providing visitor services for Orange County and Chapel Hill.

Town of Chapel Hill
The official town website, providing government and community information.

North Carolina Collection @ UNC
A comprehensive collection documenting the history, literature and culture of North Carolina.

Southern Oral History Program
The country's foremost repository for research materials on the American South.

Virtual Museum of University History, UNC-Chapel Hill
Documents two centuries worth of history about the nation's oldest state university.

Preservation Society of Chapel Hill
Actively campaigns to save Chapel Hill's historic, natural and man-made landmarks.

Chapel Hill Historical Society
Collects and preserves materials relating to the history of Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill Museum
Local museum exhibiting the character and characters of Chapel Hill.

Meet Me on Franklin Street Exhibit
New permenant exhibit at the museum featuring the history of Franklin Street.

I Raised My Hand to Volunteer
Online exhibit about civil rights and student protests in the 1960s organized by UNC Libraries.

The Chapel Hill News
Local paper showcasing the area's history, people, places and activities. Published twice weekly.

On Franklin Street
A special series by the Chapel Hill News leading up to the opening of the Franklin Street exhibit.

Chapel Hill Magazine
Bi-monthly magazine featuring Chapel Hill and Carrboro, and Orange and Chatham counties.

Old Codger Blogger
The personal blog of Roland Giduz, featuring Chapel Hill issues and historical anecdotes.

Introduction to Chapel Hill, NC
Part of Matt Barrett's NC Travel Guide, it features history and photos.

I have a 19 year old daughter who is a freshman at Carolina, an 18 year old son who is a senior at East Chapel High and an 11 year old who goes to Glenwood where I went. So, for the last 19 years, sort of watching them grow up on Franklin Street has been a really cool part of what Franklin Street has meant to me. There's all kinds of things that aren't there anymore that I miss, but there are other things there that I like.

Cam Hill