Place:Wake, North Carolina, United States

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NameWake
Alt namesWakesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.783°N 78.633°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1770 - )
See alsoDurham, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
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Horse Creek
Inhabited place
Anderson Heights
Angelview
Apex
Arrowood
Asbury
Ashley Park
Auburn
Bainbridge
Banks
Barclay Downs
Barham
Bayleaf
Beacon Lake
Beckana
Beechtree
Bellevue Terrace
Biltmore Hills
Blackhawk
Bonsal
Brandermill
Brentwood Village
Briarcliff
Brookhaven
Brookstone
Budleigh
Burtrose
Cambridge Forest
Cameron Park
Candero
Carpenter
Carrington Woods
Cary
Cedar Creek
Cedar Hill
Chestnut Hills
Chippenhaven Square
Churchill Downs
Clairmont
Claybourne
Cobblestone
Colewood Acres
Coley Forest
Coley Lakes
Colonial Heights
Country Club Hills
Country Club Houses
Country Club View
Damont Hills
Deblyn Park
Deerfield
Drewry Hills
Dublin Woods
Dunhaven By The Lake
Dutchess Village
Eagle Chase
Eagle Rock
East Parkland
Eastgate
Eastwood
Echo Heights
Eden Forest
Edencroft
Edgehill Farms
Edgewood
Emerald Village
Fairfax Hills
Fairmont
Fairview Acres
Fairview Hills
Falls Church
Falls
Farmington Woods
Farrior Hills
Feltonville
Five Points
Forest Hills
Forest Landing
Forestville
Fowlers Crossroads
Fox Run
Foxcroft
Friendship
Fuquay-Varina
Garner
Georgetown
Glen Eden
Golden Forest
Green Level
Greenwood Acres
Greenwood Farms
Hayes Barton
Hazelwood
Hearthstone Farms
Hearthstone
Heather Hills
Heatherbrook
Heatheridge
Hickory Hills
Hickory Hollow
Hickory Meadows
Highland Park
Hillandale
Hillsdale Forest
Hinton
Holland
Hollemans Crossroads
Holly Lakes
Holly Springs
Hopedale
Hopkins
Hunters Creek West
Indian Hills
Indian Trail
Irongate
Isle Forest
Ivy Meadows
Juniper
Justice Heights
Kenmore
Kennebec
Kent Garden
Kilarney Woods
Kildaire Farms
Knightdale
Knollwood
Lake Anne
Lake Park
Lakemont
Lakeside
Lakestone
Lambshire Downs
Lassiter
Leesville
Legend Hills
Litchford Forest
Little Lake Hill
Lizard Lick
Lochaven
Longview
MacDonald Woods
MacGregor Downs
MacGregor Park
Macedonia
Macks Village
Malibu Valley
Maplewood Forest
Maplewood
Markwood
McCullers Crossroads
McCullers
Meadowbrook
Medfield
Meredith Townes
Meredith Woods
Milburnie
Morrisville
Mount Pleasant
Mount Vernon
Neuse
New Hill
New Hope Acres
New Hope
New Light
North Haven
North Hills Terrace
North Hills
North Shore
Northclift
Northglen
Northside
Northwoods
Oakmount
Oakview
Old Farm
Orchards
Oxford Hunt
Parkland
Parkway
Pebblebrook
Pecan Acres
Pepperdyne
Pet Crossroads
Pickwick Village
Pine Hurst Park
Pinecrest Park
Pines of Brookhaven
Pineview Hills
Pinewood Acres
Piney Plains
Pirates Cove
Preston
Purnell
Quail Hollow
Quail Meadow
Quail Ridge
Queen Pines
Raleigh ( 1788 - )
Ramblestone
Rhamkatte
Ridgeloch
Ridgewood
Riley Hill
Rivercrest
Riverview North
Rochester Heights
Rolesville
Rolling Hills
Rollingwood
Rosemont Gardens
Royal Hills
Roylene Acres
Russell Hills
Sandy Plain
Savon Height
Scarsdale
School Acres
Sendero
Sherwood Forest
Shotwell
Silverton
Six Forks Crossroads
Skycrest Village
Southgate
Stagecrest
Stoneridge
Stoneybrook
Stony Brook North
Stony Hill
Stratford Park
Summerwinds
Summit Ridge
Sunnyside
Sunset Acres
The Ponderosa
The Woodlands
Tiffany Woods
Timberlake
Trappers Run
Tysonville
Upchurch
Van Story Hills
Village Gate
Village Of White Oak
Village on the Green
Waco Heights
Wake Crossroads
Wake Forest
Wakeview
Walden Woods
Walkers Crossroads
Walnut Hills
Walnut Ridge
Walnut Terrace
Washington Square
Waverly Place
Wayne Ridge
Wedgewood
Wellington Park
Wendell
West Parkland
Westchester
Western Park
Weston
Westover
Westpark Place
Whitaker Park
White Oak
Wilbon
Wilders Grove
Will-O-Dean Acres
Williams Crossroads
Williamsborough
Williamsburg Manor
Willoughby Place
Willow Creek
Willow Springs
Wimbledon
Winter Park
Wishing Well
Woodbury Village
Woodcrest
Woodridge
Woods Creek
Wyatt
Wynnewood
Yorkshire Downs
Zebulon
Township
Panther Branch
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Wake County is a county in the US state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 900,993, making it North Carolina's second most populated county. Its county seat is Raleigh, which is also the state capital.

Wake County is part of the Research Triangle metropolitan region, which encompasses the cities of Raleigh and Durham, the towns of Cary and Chapel Hill, and their surrounding suburban areas. The regional name originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located midway between Raleigh and Durham. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Raleigh-Durham-Cary. The estimated population of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA was 1,749,525 at the 2010 census, with the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) portion at 1,130,490 residents as of April 1, 2010.

Wake County is the 9th fastest growing county in the United States, with the town of Cary and the city of Raleigh being the 8th and 15th fastest growing cities, respectively. It is governed by the Wake County Board of Commissioners.

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History

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Early history

The earliest known inhabitants of present-day Wake County were the Tuscarora Native Americans. They were defeated in the Tuscarora War in 1711, and moved to New York to join the Iroquois nation.

Wake County was formed in 1771 from parts of Cumberland County, Johnston County, and Orange County. The first courthouse was built at a village originally called Wake Courthouse, now known as Bloomsbury. In 1771, the first elections and court were held, and the first militia units were organized.

Wake County lost some of its territory through the formation of other counties. Parts were included in Franklin County in 1787, and in Durham County in both 1881 and 1911.

During the colonial period of North Carolina, the state capital was New Bern. For several years during and after the Revolutionary War there was no capital, and the General Assembly met in various locations. Fayetteville was the state capital from 1789 to 1793, when Raleigh became the permanent state capital. In 1792, a commission was appointed to select a site to build a permanent state capital. The commission members favored land owned by Colonel John Hinton across the Neuse River, but the night before the final vote the committee adjourned to the home of Joel Lane for an evening of food and spirits. The next day, the vote went in Lane's favor.

Lane named Wake County in honor of Margaret Wake, wife of colonial Governor William Tryon. Raleigh was named after Sir Walter Raleigh and established in 1792 on purchased from Lane. Raleigh had never set foot in North Carolina, but he had sponsored the establishment of the first English colony in North America on North Carolina's Roanoke Island in 1585. The city of Raleigh became both the state capital and the new seat of Wake County.

19th century

Original article: Battle of Morrisville

The Battle at Morrisville Station was fought April 13–15, 1865 in Morrisville, North Carolina during the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the last official battle of the Civil War between the armies of Major General William T. Sherman and General Joseph E. Johnston. General Judson Kilpatrick, commanding officer of the Union cavalry advance, compelled Confederate forces under the command of Generals Wade Hampton III and Joseph Wheeler to withdraw in haste. They had been frantically trying to transport their remaining supplies and wounded by rail westward toward the final Confederate encampment in Greensboro, NC. Kilpatrick used artillery on the heights overlooking Morrisville Station and cavalry charges to push the Confederates out of the small village leaving many needed supplies behind. However, the trains were able to withdraw with wounded from the Battle of Bentonville and the Battle of Averasboro. Later, General Johnston sent a courier to the Federal encampments at Morrisville with a message for Major General Sherman requesting a conference to discuss an armistice. Several days later the two generals met at Bennett Place near Durham on April 17, 1865 to begin discussing the terms of what would become the largest surrender of the war.

20th century

In the 20th century, the average per capita income for the county was of $ 54,988, and the median income for a family was of $ 67.149. In the same period, the per capita income decreased from $ 44.472 to $ 31.579 especially for women. About 7.80% of the population was under the national poverty.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1769 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1770 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1770 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1770 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1774 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 10,192
1800 13,437
1810 17,086
1820 20,102
1830 20,398
1840 21,118
1850 24,888
1860 28,627
1870 35,617
1880 47,939
1890 49,207
1900 54,626
1910 63,229
1920 75,155
1930 94,757
1940 109,544
1950 136,450
1960 169,082
1970 228,453
1980 301,327
1990 423,380

Research Tips

External links

www.wakegov.com


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