History for Durham County

Durham, incorporated in 1866 as the Town of Durham in Orange County, is the county seat.1

Both the city and county of Durham were named in honor of Dr. Bartlett Snipes Durham who donated the land on which the railroad station was located. The building of the railroad station was the beginning of the town of Durham.1

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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