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Old Chapel Hill Cemetery

South Road | Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The Old Chapel Hill Cemetery lies in the heart of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on the corner of Country Club and South Roads, near the main campus of UNC. The site was part of a land grant given by the State of North Carolina in 1796 to develop the University, and the cemetery originally served as a final resting place for University faculty and students. Distinguished persons buried in the cemetery include legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, band leader Kay Kyser, playwright Paul Green, novelists Alice Adams and Max Steele, university president Frank Porter Graham, university president Robert Burton House, university system president William Friday, and CBS newsman Charles Kuralt.   

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