Chapel Hill Town
Chapel Hill Town Hall is located at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514; phone: 919-968-2743.
Chapel Hill was created to serve the University of North Carolina and its histories are thus intertwined. The town was named after New Hope Chapel which stood upon a hill at the crossing of two primary roads. In 1793 the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees chose the area around New Hope Chapel as the site for the first State university and named a committee to lay out a town adjacent to the site.