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The Cities and communities of Durham County, North Carolina *






Lowes Grove



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Information & Facts about Durham County, North Carolina

Nearby Counties to Durham County are:

Durham, Person, Granville, Wake and Chatham.

Durham County is known as "A County with MERIT" for ( M )edicine, ( E )ducation, ( R )esearch, (I)ndustry and (T)echnology

2000 - 223,314

There was a median age of 32.2 years at the 2000 Census. With 89,015 households in the county

Here is a county history page

Taken from the above history page:

"The City of Durham began as a railroad station and settlement named for Dr. Bartlett Durham. While the official birthdate is April 26, 1853 when the U. S. Post Office was established, the town was not incorporated until April 10, 1869. The tobacco manufacturing industry focused worldwide attention on the area after the Civil War. As a result of that thriving business, Durham grew and prospered tremendously.

In 1881, Durham officials sought to become an autonomous political subdivision and decided to separate from Orange County. Durham County was formed on April 17, 1881 from portions of land transferred into the county from Wake and Orange counties. In 1911, an additional portion of land was transferred into the county from Wake County." (For much more history information, see the above history page)


Here is a weather page for this Tri cities area

299 square miles with measurements of 16 miles across, 25 miles long and 28 miles from corner to corner.

Durham County official site

The Durham Convention & Visitor Bureau and Visitor Information Center
101 East Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701
Toll-free:(800) 446-8604
Phone: (919) 687-0288

Local tourist attractions in Durham County

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