Wake County, NC

Evolution of Boundaries - With Known Towns & Villages

Wake County decreased in size in 1881 when Durham County was created, and again in 1911 when it ceded more land to Durham County.

Its population grew from 10,192 in 1790 to 900,993 in 2000.

Click on the maps below to peruse the known towns and villages that came and went over the past two centuries and a quarter - a few cannot be located since they do not show up on available maps of NC.

1771-1780

1781-1790

1791-1800

1801-1810

1811-1820

1821-1830

1831-1840

1841-1850

1851-1860

1861-1870

1871-1880

1881-1890

1891-1900

1901-1910

1911-1920

1921-1930

1931-1940

1941-1950

1951-1960

1961-1970

 


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