Durham County, North Carolina

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Durham County
Old Durham County Courthouse
Old Durham County Courthouse
Official logo of Durham County
Logo
Map of North Carolina highlighting Durham County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°02′N 78°52′W / 36.04°N 78.87°W / 36.04; -78.87
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1881
Named forBartlett Snipes Durham
SeatDurham
Largest cityDurham
Area
 • Total298 sq mi (770 km2)
 • Land286 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (30 km2)  4.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
311,640
 • Density1,015.4/sq mi (392.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 4th
Websitewww.dconc.gov

Durham County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its county seat is Durham.

History[change | change source]

The county was made on April 17, 1881, from parts of Orange County and Wake County. In 1911 parts of Cedar Fork Township in Wake County were transferred to Durham County and became Carr Township.

Government[change | change source]

Durham County is part of the regional Triangle J Council of Governments.

Cities and Towns[change | change source]

The only incorporated city in Durham County is the City of Durham. But, parts of the Town of Chapel Hill in Orange County are also in Durham County.

Connected Counties[change | change source]

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