Durham County, North Carolina

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Durham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its county seat is Durham.[1]



The county was formed on April 17, 1881, from parts of Orange County and Wake County, taking the name of its own county seat. In 1911 parts of Cedar Fork Township of Wake County was transferred to Durham County and became Carr Township.

Law and government

Durham County is a member of the regional Triangle J Council of Governments.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 298 square miles (771.8 km2), of which 290 square miles (751.1 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (2.51%) is water. As of July 1, 2009, the county's population is estimated by the census bureau to be 269,706.


The county is divided into six townships: Carr, Durham, Lebanon, Mangum, Oak Grove, and Triangle.

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