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