Wake County, North Carolina
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Wake County, North Carolina

Wake County was formed June4, 1771 from parts of Cumberland County, Johnston County, and Orange County.
Named for Margaret Wake, wife of colonial Governor William Tryon.

The first courthouse was built at a village originally called Wake Courthouse, now known as Bloomsbury.

The county seat is Raleigh, is also the state capital.

Present day Wake County was once part of the Tuscarora nation.

Durham (part)
Raleigh (county seat)

Cary (part) * Apex * Fuquay-Varina * Garner * Holly Springs * Knightdale
Morrisville (part) * Rolesville * Wake Forest (part) * Wendell * Zebulon 

Unincorporated Communities
Auburn * Bonsal * Carpenter * Chestnut Hills * Clegg * Eagle Rock * Falls * Feltonville
Forestville * Green Level * Kennebec * Lizard Lick * McCullers Crossroads * Neuse * New Hill
Riley Hill * Shotwell * Stony Hill * Swift Creek * Willow Spring



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Website Updates:
March 2018
Obits: George Balch, s/b Robin Line; Neale Edelen, s/b Dena Whitesell; Basil Manly



August 2017: County Records: City of Raleigh Driver's License - Johnston - 1929
Obit: Mrs George Steele
December 2016: Newspaper Accidents: Mother and Child die; s/b Robin Line
November 2016: Cem Add: Oakwood Cemetery: Basil Manly, Marriages: Britt/Young; Cooper/ Saunders; Marcom/Holleman, Obit: Basil Manly
August 2016: Cemetery Adds: Oakwood Cemetery: Pvt Norris Allison, Obits: Mrs Fab Busbee; John Carlyle
June 2016: Marriage: Dickinson/Whitaker
March 2016: Marriage: Harrell/Garren; Littleton/Creech; Upchurch/Reynolds; Williams/Pennell
December 2015: Marriages: Fariboult/Taylor; Gordin/Cooke Obit: Devereux - submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney.
October 2015: Marriages: Lamar/Hawkins; Mills/Evans Obit: B F Dixon. Crime News: Jail Break - submitted by Nancy Piper
Sept 2015: Obits: Dr Wm Fowler
August 2015: Obits: Ennis
July 2015: Newspaper Gleanings: Accidents: Hampton shot Bettes; Crime: Ferrell shot; Community: new church bell; Two convicts die; Court: Boyle Trial
April 2015: obits: Hon James Johnson, Benjamin Ragsdale - submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney, Elizabeth Ragsdale - submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney
Mar 2015:
obit for Hon Daniel G Fowle - submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney
Feb 2015:  slave narrative for Frank Magwood; bio for STEWART; County History 1920



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