06/12/07 129 W - + 14 - 17 Early Towns

Wake County had a number of towns around the turn of the last century that no longer exist. Had their histories turned out differently, we might have seen such entities as a Forestville Fire Department or a Wakefield Fire Department. Here's the list of the towns that populated the county around the 1900s:

Raleigh - Incorporated 1792.
Rolesville - Incorporated 1837.
Cary - Incorporated 1871.
Apex - Incorporated 1873.
Morrisville - Incorporated 1875.
Holly Springs - Incorporated 1877.
Forestville - Incorporated 1879.
Wake Forest College (original name) - Incorporated 1880.
Garner's Station (original name) - Incorporated 1883.
Wakefield - Incorporated 1899.
Wendell - Incorporated 1899.
Bonsal - Incorporated 1907.
New Hill - Incorporated 1907.
Royal Mills - Incorporated 1907.
Zebulon - Incorporated 1907.
Fuquay Springs - Incorporated 1909.
Eagle Rock - Incorporated 1911.

Source: Wake, Capital County of North Carolina by Elizabeth Reid Murray.

There is a history project, I would like to spend some time studying. Do you know where that book is available ?
Jon C. - 06/12/07 - 22:08

The county library system has several copies. Olivia Raney Local History Library, off Poole Road, happens to have a few copies for sale. They are new old stock, obtained when the branch received Ms. Murray’s collection of historical materials last year. Highly recommended book. Covers Wake County through the Centennial. The second volume, completed by another author, is due later this year. It will cover Reconstruction through the 1920s.
Legeros - 06/12/07 - 22:11

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