Durham is a city located in North Carolina in Durham County with a population of over 230,000 residents; the city of Durham, NC is roughly 94.9 square miles large. Durham, NC was founded by explorer John Lawson in 1701, at the time the farmland was inhabited by the Eno and Occaneechi tribes. John Lawson deemed Durham, NC The Flower of North Carolina, Scottish, Irish, and English settlers immediately flocked to the site. Since before the Civil War and well after, The Durham Tobacco Company helped Durham, NC to thrive economically and brought many jobs and money into the city with the Bull Durham Tobacco Factory. In 1869, the city was named after the man who provided the land on which the Bull Durham Tobacco Factory was built, Dr. Durham. From the popularity of the Bull Durham Tobacco Factory spawned other tobacco companies as well; most say that the city of Durham, NC was built on Tobacco. To learn more about the history and businesses in Durham, NC see the Durham, NC Business Directory and Yellow Pages.
If you are a sports fan, the Durham, NC is the place for you. Durham is home to Duke University the NCAA champions twice since 2001. Duke University's stadium, Cameron Indoor Stadium, is a huge tourist attraction in the city of Durham along with the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham's minor league baseball team. If sports isn't your game, you will find Durham, NC has an impressive array of world-wide cuisine restaurants, bars, pubs, and other eateries throughout the American Tobacco District. Durham, NC is also prided for its extensive art community. The Nasher Museum of Art opened in 2005 and attracts many tourists from all walks of life throughout the state of North Carolina. Durham, NC also has a huge journalist community with many different international and local brands of journals, newspapers, and magazines, including The Herald-Sun and Independent Weekly. Durham, NC is also has the 27th largest broadcast television market in the U.S. with 8 major television stations including WTVD-TV and WUNC. You can find information about local attractions, museums, newspapers, journals, magazines, TV, and radio stations throughout the city in the Durham, NC Business Directory and Yellow Pages.
If you are looking to relocate to the city of Durham, NC for school or work, you will find an impressive listing of schools and businesses to fit every need. Durham, NC public schools are run by the Durham Public School System consisting of 28 elementary, 8 middle, 2 secondary, and 7 high schools. In December 2007, Forbes.com ranked Durham as one of the Top 20 Places to Educate Your Child; Durham was the only MSA from North Carolina to make the list. Durham, NC is home to Duke University which is the largest university in Durham, with around 14,000 students. Duke forms one of the three vertices of the Research Triangle along with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The University's research, medical, and teaching efforts are all among the highest-ranked in the United States. To learn more about the schools and businesses throughout Durham, NC check out the Durham, NC Business Directory and Yellow Pages.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan