MBBS Orange County Routes

(1) Wade Loop (northwestern Orange County)

Starting point: northernmost point of Wade Loop, 1.5 miles NE of Carr (crossroads on NC 49) and 1 mile north of the junction with NC 49.

Route: go south on the eastern arm of Wade Loop to NC 49, turn left on NC 49 for a short distance and then right on McCullough Road, continue east about 1 mile to NC 86 (short jog right and left to cross McDade Store Rd), turn right on NC 86 for a short distance and then right on Efland Cedar Grove Road (the second right turn), continue south on this road through Cedar Grove (crossroads), about 1.5 miles south of Cedar Grove turn left on Highland Farm Road, in about 1.5 miles turn left on Kenion Road

(2) Schley Road (northeastern Orange County)

Starting point: Schley Road 0.7 miles east of Walnut Grove Church Road (about 5 miles north of Hillsborough center)

Route: go west to Walnut Grove Church Road, turn right and continue about 4 miles to Laws Store Road, turn right on Laws Store Road and then left on Brown Road, continue about 3 miles to NC 157, turn left on NC 157 for a short distance and then right on Berry Road, in about one-half mile turn right on Gary Road

(3) Harmony Church Road (central western Orange County)

Starting point: junction of Efland Cedar Grove Road and Harmony Church Road (5 miles NW of Hillsborough center)

Route: go west on Harmony Church Road about 1 mile, turn left on Ira Road and continue about 2 miles to Lebanon Road West, turn right on Lebanon Road West for about one-half mile, turn left on Frazier Road (on the east side of Mebane) and continue to US 70, turn right on US 70 and then left on Buckhorn Road , cross I 40 and proceed to the crossroads just south of I 40, turn right on Ten Road and then almost immediately turn left on Hebron Church Road, continue on Hebron Church Road about 3 miles to Mebane-Oaks Road, turn left on Mebane-Oaks Road

(4) Town Hall (central eastern Orange County)

Starting point: Town Hall in Hillsborough (Churton Street at Corbin Street)

Route: east on Corbin one block, south to Margareet Street (one short block past King Street), west to Churton (NC 86), south on Churton across the Eno River, left following NC 86 at the traffic light, right following NC 86 across I 40 (there is no way around this stretch along NC 86), take the first left on Old NC Highway 10, continue all the way to Cornwallis Road (first turn after the underpass under the railroad), turn right on Cornwallis Road (if you need to room for the last count or two, turn right on Kerley Road just before reaching the county line)

(5) Arthur Minnis Road (southwestern Orange County)

Starting point: Arthur Minnis Road 0.7 miles east of Dodson’s Crossroads North

Route: west on Minnis Road to Dodson’s Crossroads North, turn left on Dodson’s Crossroads North, at the crossroads turn right on Dairy Land Road, at Orange Grove crossroads turn left on Orange Grove Road, after about 1 mile turn right on Teer Road, after about 2 miles turn left on Stanford Road, cross NC 54 (on the south sides of NC 54 the road is named Gold Mine Road), after about one mile turn right on Morrow Mill Road, after about one mile turn left on Willikan Road

(6) Friends School Road (southeastern Orange County)

Starting point: Mount Sinai Church Road at Friends School Road

Route: go west on Mt. Sinai Church Road, after more than one mile turn left on Turkey Farm Road, after almost two miles turn right on Whitfield Road, at the end of Whitfield Road turn left over I 40 and then turn right immediately on Eubanks Road, continue about 1.5 miles and turn left on Rogers Road, after more than one mile turn right on Homestead Road, at Calvander turn left on Hillsborough Road, in less than one mile turn right (actually angle right) on Old Fayetteville Road (cross NC 54 and continue on Old Fayetteville Road if you need room for the last count or two)

(7) Mill Creek Road (northwestern Orange County)

Starting point: junction of Mill Creek Road and High Rock Road (2.5 miles north of Mebane center)

Route: go north on Mill Creek Road almost 4 miles to Carr Store Road, turn right on Carr Store Road, cross Eno River and soon turn left on Lee’s Chapel Road, proceed less than one mile and turn left on Jakley Road, follow Jakley Road about one mile to McDade Store Road, turn right on McDade Store Road and continue through McDade crossroads (cross Efland Cedar Grove Road), continue on McDAde Store Road to NC 86, cross NC 86 and continue on Hurdle Mills Road

(8) Guess Road (northeastern Orange County)

Starting point: junction of Guess Road and Bromley Road just inside the Orange County line

Route: head north on Guess Road for about 3.5 miles, turn left on Green Riley Road, proceed for a little over one mile to NC 57, turn left on NC 57 and then almost immediately turn right on Little River Church Road, follow L. R. Church Road just over a mile and turn right on Hawkins Road East, go north and then west on Hawkins Road East almost three and a half miles to Walnut Grove Church Road, cross W. G. Church Road and continue on Hawkins Road East over a mile to Wilkerson Road, turn right on Wilkerson Road and continue far enough to finish 20 stops

(9) Borland Road (central western Orange County)

Starting point: junction of Arthur Minnis Road and Borland Road (less than a mile west of Old NC 86 about 3.5 miles north of Calvander)

Route: go west on Borland Road about 4.5 miles (cross Orange Grove Road and Cane Creek) to Chestnut Ridge Road, turn left on Chestnut Ridge Road and proceed about 2 miles to Buckhorn Road, turn right (north) on Buckhorn Road and continue through Buckhorn crossroads far enough to finish 20 stops

(10) New Hope Church Road (central eastern Orange County)

Starting point: junction of New Hope Church Road and Old NC 86 about 3.5 miles north of Calvander

Route: proceed northeast along New Hope Church Road over 4 miles (cross I-40 and NC 86) to Old NC 10, turn left on Old NC 10 and proceed about 1.5 miles (THIS 1.5 MILES IS ALREADY INCLUDED IN ROUTE 4 ABOVE – DO NOT INCLUDE THIS 1.5 MILES IN THE MILEAGE FOR THE PRESENT ROUTE), turn right on Lawrence Road, proceed just over 3 miles (cross I-85, US 70 Business, US 70 Bypass, and Eno River) to St. Mary’s Road, turn right on St. Mary’s Road and proceed about a half mile to New Sharon Church Road, turn left on New Sharon Church Road and continue far enough to finish 20 stops

(11) Damascus Church Road (southwestern Orange County)

Starting point: Damascus Church Road at a point 2.2 miles west of Smith Level Road (the southernmost point on Damascus Church Road)

Route: proceed northwest on Damascus Church Road to Jones Ferry Road, turn left on Jones Ferry Road and then immediately turn right on Bowden Road, follow Bowden Road to Old Greensboro Road, turn left and proceed about 1.5 miles to Carl Durham Road, turn right on Carl Durham Road and continue to NC 54 in White Cross, turn left on NC 54 and then immediately turn right on Dodson’s Crossroads South, continue more than 3 miles to Dodson’s Crossroads itself, turn right on Dairy Land Road and continue far enough to finish 20 stops

(12) Mt. Carmel Church Road (southeastern Orange County)

Starting point: junction of Mt. Carmel Church Road and Mangum Court just north of the county line

Route: proceed northwest on Mt. Carmel Church Road over 2.5 miles to US 15-501, cross US 15-501 and continue on Culbreth Road to Smith Level Road, turn right on Smith Level Road and proceed into Carrboro (passing under NC 54 where the name of the road changes to South Greensboro Street), at Main Street in Carrboro continue north on Greensboro Road (past Fitch Lumber and Southern States) all the way to the merger with Hillsborough Road, continue on Hillsborough Road less than 1.5 miles to Old Fayetteville Road, continue northwest about 0.7 miles to Calvander crossroads (THIS SECTION FROM OLD FAYETTEVILLE ROAD TO CALVANDER IS INCLUDED IN ROUTE 6 ABOVE), at Calvander turn left on Dairyland Road, continue for more than 0.5 miles and turn right on Union Grove Church Road, continue north on Union Grove Church Road far enough to complete 20 stops (at Albert Road, keep right to stay on Union Grove Church Road)