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The Cities and communities of Wake County, North Carolina *

Apex, Auburn


Carpenter, Cary

Eagle Rock

Falls, Forestville, Fuquay-Varina

Garner, Green Level

Holly Springs


Macedonia, McCullers, Morrisville

Neuse, New Hill, New Hope

Raleigh, Rolesville

Wake Forest, Wendell, Willow Spring


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Information & Facts about Wake County, North Carolina

Wake County - A great place to work, live, learn, & play!

Wake County was founded in 1771. It is governed by a seven-member county board of commissioners. They are elected to four-year terms. The commission hires a County Manager to oversee the day-to-day workings of county government.

The North Carolina Capitol

The capitol was completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture.
Location: 1 East Edenton Street
4624 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4624
Phone: (919) 733-4994
Fax: (919) 715-4030

North Carolina Executive Mansion
200 N. Blount St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-3456
Fax: (919) 733-1991
Please call ahead for hours of operation
This fine Victorian-style mansion, home to N.C. governors since 1891, once was described by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as having "the most beautiful governor's residence interior in America." Built from native North Carolina materials, it has been occupied by 26 governors' families.


2000 - 560,000

Location page

This area is often referred as the Triangle. This is a metropolitan area centered around three counties - Wake, Durham and Orange.

Nearby Counties to Wake County are: Person, Granville, Franklin, Johnston, Harnett, Chatham, Alamance, and Caswell Counties.

Wake County official Site

Wake County Public Schools

Wake County Public Library System

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (919) 664-7000
information center: (919) 664-7004

Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
421 Fayetteville Street Mall, Ste. 1505
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 834-5900
Toll-free: 800-849-8499
FAX (919) 831-2887

Things to do in the Greater Raleigh area

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