Chapel Hill is a town in North Carolina, where its name named for the Church of England New Hope Chapel, which once stood atop the hill’s crossroads. Nicknamed “The Southern Part of Heaven,” it is also home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), the oldest state-supported university in the America. The town covers 21.1 square miles, and as of early 2008 its estimated population was 51,519. Chapel Hill, along with Durham and Raleigh, make up the three corners of the Research Triangle.
Points of interests include the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Morehead Planetarium, and various bars and shops on Franklin Street.