Raleigh, is the North Carolina State Capital. On New Year's in Time Square people watch the ball drop. In Raleigh, we watch the acorn drop because it a a symbol of the city, because the city is known as the “City of Oaks” because of the many oak trees across the area. Charlotte is the only city that has more people in North Carolina than Raleigh. It is actually amazing because the traffic seems to be far greater in Raleigh due to poor planning and underfunded projects. The estimated population of Raleigh is just under 400,000. Raleigh ranked 15th on CNN/Money's 258 fastest growing cities in the U.S. based on Census data.
Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three primary cities of the Triangle metropolitan area. The nickname of "The Triangle" came about after the 1959 creation of Research Triangle Park, which was located in the center of the three cities.
The majority of Raleigh is located within Wake County. The towns of Wake Forest, Cary, Apex, Garner, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wendell, Rolesville and Knightdale are nearby suburbs and satellite towns.
In 1770, Joel Lane successfully petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly to create a new county, which resulted in the formation of Wake County. The county was created from portions of Orange County, Cumberland County, and Johnston County. The name Wake County came from Margaret Wake Tryon, the wife of Governor William Tryon.
Raleigh was chosen as the location of a new state capital in 1788. It officially became the new county seat and new state capital in 1792. The history of the name of Raleigh is short. The city was named in 1792 by the North Carolina General Assembly after Sir Walter Raleigh.
The city's location was chosen partly for being close to a popular tavern frequented by the state legislators. No city or town is known to previously exist on the chosen city site. Raleigh is one of the two cities in the United States that was planned and built specifically to serve as a state capital. The only other city is Washington, DC. North, South, East, and West streets downtown were its initial boundaries.
Around 100 years before Apex and Knightdale's fires, a fire destroyed Raleigh in 1831. Reconstruction of the city began around 1833 with granite that was delivered by the first railroad in the state. The completion of the new Capitol and new Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company occurred in 1840.
In 1880, the newspapers News and Observer combined to form The News & Observer. Recently, it has had some serious financial problems as have many newspapers due to the increase in free news on the Internet and decrease of actual print materials.
In 1912, Bloomsbury Park opened, featuring a popular carousel ride, which was later relocated to Pullen Park, and the carousel is still operational today.
In 1956, WRAL-TV became the first local television station.
All research and information came from the City of Raleigh's website, Wikipedia, and us.
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