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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 1:00p

A bit more than a half century younger than Raleigh, Durham, grew around a railroad station established in rural Orange County. In 1849 Dr. Bartlett Durham gave less than four acres to the North Carolina railroad, Durham's station was built and named in his honor. The first post office opened in 1853, but the town was not incorporated until 1869. The new town wanting a stronger voice petitioned the legislature to create Durham County from portions of Orange and Wake Counties.
The first Tobacco factories
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Durham Convention And Visitors Bureau
101 E. Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 687-0288
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