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.

Cities
Durham (part)
Raleigh (county seat)

Towns
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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Families& Bibles

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Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Website Updates:
July 2015: Newspaper Gleanings: Accidents: Hampton shot Bettes; Crime: Ferrell shot; Community: new church bell; Two convict 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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