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Transcript of Wake County
By: Julia Lovingood County Seat: Raleigh Includes the 2nd and 7th largest cities in North Carolina, Raleigh and Cary Home of the NC Capitol, Raleigh 8th fastest growing county in North Carolina Located in the Piedmont Region Wake County Established in 1771 Named in honor of Margaret Wake, wife of colonial Governor William Tryon Home of the Carolina Hurricanes NHL Ice Hockey Team And The Carolina Mudcats Minor League Baseball Team Borders Durham County Granville County Franklin County Nash County Johnston County Harnett County Chatham County Colleges and Universities
North Carolina State University
Saint Augustines College Wake County Mostly in the Neuse River Basin Western and South Western parts
of Wake County are in the Cape Fear River Basin Physical Features
Robertson's Pond Population: 730,138
Female: 366,811 North Carolina
State Capitol Building Completed in 1840 Three flags fly over it, The United States Flag, the North Carolina Flag, and The P.O.W/M.I.A flag.
Apex, Caraleigh, Carolina Pines, Cary, Fairway Acres, Five Points, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hertford Village, Holly Springs, Home Acres, Knightdale, Method, Morrisville, New Hope, Parkland, Raleigh, Rolesville, Twin Lakes Estates, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon. Cities Include Tourist Attractions Tourist attractions in Wake County include the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens, Lake Wheeler Park, the NC Sports Hall of Fame, the NC Executive Mansion, the NC Capitol Building, the NC Legislative Building, and Shelley Lake. Also in the end of October, Wake County hosts the NC annual State Fair. Lake Wheeler Park Industries Pharmaceuticals
Metal Products Major Highways US 1
US 40 Famous Natives Andrew Johnson, 17th president
Andrew Jackson, 7th president
Daniel McFadden, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000
Clay Aiken, Pop singer
Brandon Phillips, second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, selected twice for the all-star game, and has won three gold glove awards.
Leigh Torrence, cornerback for the New Orleans Saints Works Cited "We Canât Wait to Surprise You." Visit Raleigh, NC! Official Tourism Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2012. <http://www.visitraleigh.com/index.html>. "North Carolina Counties." North Carolina Counties. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2012. <http://www.epodunk.com/counties/nc_county.html>. "WAKEÃÂ COUNTY." Wake County. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2012. <http://ncpedia.org/geography/wake>. "Historic Sites." NCpedia Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2012. <http://ncpedia.org/history/historic-sites>. "Wake County Nc." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 09 June 2012. Web. 08 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_county_nc>. "Google Images." Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2012. <http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1>. Scotty McCreery, American Idol winner 2011