Tag: Earl of Chatham

Meet William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, on First Sunday at the Historical Museum

Earl of Chatham

Pittsboro, NC – Did you know? Chatham County was named for William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham. The Elder’s painting hangs in the Historic Courthouse in the courtroom. Pittsboro is probably named after William Pitt, the Elder’s, second son,…

Where are you, Earl of Chatham?

Pittsboro, NC – In April of 1771 Chatham County was established and named for the Earl of Chatham who was a “Defender of American Rights in the British Parliament.” We need him now. The newly appointed Chatham County Planning Board…