Cyprett's Bridge

After the University of North Carolina received its charter, the board of trustees had to find a location for the university. Wanting a site near the center of the state, they considered several locations before settling on an area within a fifteen-mile radius of Cyprett's Bridge in northern Chatham County, a few miles south of Chapel Hill. Cyprett's Bridge crossed New Hope Creek and was located on the road between Raleigh and Pittsboro. The location of Cyprett's Bridge is now believed to be underneath Jordan Lake, near the area where Highway 64 crosses the lake.