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Durham County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Durham County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1881
Seat Durham
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

298 sq mi (772 km²)
290 sq mi (751 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 2.51%
 - (2000)
 - Density

769/sq mi (297/km²)

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


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.


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

Cities and Towns

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

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