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Encyclopedia > Durham (NC)
Durham, North Carolina
Official seal of Durham, North Carolina
City flag City seal
City nickname: "City of Medicine"
Location
Location of Durham, North Carolina
Government
Country
State
County
United States
North Carolina
Durham County
Mayor Bill Bell
Physical characteristics
Area
     Land
     Water
94.9 sq. miles / 245.8 km²
     94.6 sq. miles / 245.1 km²
     0.3 sq. miles / .7 km²
Population
     Total (2000)
     Density

     187,035
     763.1/km²
Latitude 36°00' N
Longitude 78°54' W
Time zone
     Summer (DST)
EST (UTC-5)
     EDT (UTC-4)
Official website: http://www.ci.durham.nc.us

Durham is a city located in Durham County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 187,035. It is the county seat of Durham County6, the home of Duke University and North Carolina Central University, and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and is a cornerstone of the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Image File history File links Durham_city_seal. ... A flag is a piece of coloured cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually for purposes of signalling or identification. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... 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State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a prestigious private, coeducational university in Durham, North Carolina in the United States. ... North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a historically black college located in Durham, North Carolina. ... 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History

Durham orignated in 1853 with the search for a suitable railroad depot for the North Carolina Railroad between Wilson and Hillsborough. An earlier post office known as Herndon's existed in the area from 1827, and another at nearby Prattsburg was established in 1836. The landowners at Prattsburg refused to sell land to the railroad. Somewhat further to the northwest, a country physician named Bartlett Durham lived and practiced along the route. He donated land to the railroad, which named the subsequent depot Durham Station.


The town grew slowly before the Civil War, but grew rapidly following the war. Much of this growth can be attributed to the establishment of a thriving tobacco industry. Soldiers (both Union and Confederate) encamped at Bennett Place, just outside the town, during surrender proceedings. During their long encampment, they liberally sampled the area's "Brightleaf Tobaccco", which purportedly had a milder flavor than other tobacco varieties. After returning to their homes, numerous orders were mailed to Green's tobacco company requesting more of the Durham tobacco. W.T. Blackwell would partner with Green, and rename the company the "Bull Durham Tobacco Company". The name "Bull Durham" is said to have been taken from the bull on the British Coleman's Mustard, which Mr. Blackwell noted was manufactured in Durham, England.


The rapid growth and prosperity of the Bull Durham Tobacco Company, and Washington Duke's Duke & Sons Tobacco Company, would result in the rapid growth of the city of Durham. While the tobacco industry dominated the city, it was soon rivalled by the establishment of multiple textile mills throughout the city, particularly in East and West Durham. Much of the early city architecture, both commericial and residential, dates from the period of 1890 - 1930.


Durham quickly developed a vibrant African-American community. Although the center of the African-American community was an area known as 'Hayti' (pronounced HAY-Tie), members of the African-American community established some of the most prominent and successful African-American-owned businesses in the country during the earliest 20th century. These businesses, the best known of which are North Carolina Mutual Insurance Co., and Mechanics & Farmers' Bank, were centered on Parrish St. in downtown, which would come to be known as "Black Wall Street".


Trinity College, estalished in Durham in 1892, would be transformed into Duke University in 1924 on the promise of a large endowment of money from James B. Duke should the name of the university be changed to "Duke University" to honor his father, Washington Duke. The original campus of Trinity College would become the Women's College, and a new campus was built in the forest west of town.


Durham's fortunes declined during the mid-twentieth century. Textile mills began to close during the 1930s, and competition from other tobacco companies (as well as decreased smoking after the 1960s) reduced revenues to Durham's tobacco industry. Although the region benefitted significantly from the establishment of Research Triangle Park in 1958, Durham did not experience the same early increases in housing development as did neighboring Raleigh and Cary. Suburban flight also contributed to the slow, but progressive decline of downtown Durham as a retail and economic center.


With a strong African-American community, a strong Civil Rights movement developed in Durham. Multiple sit-ins were held, and Martin Luther King visited the city during the struggle for equal rights.


This strong community was not enough to prevent the demolition of the Hayti district for the construction of the Durham Freeway during the late 1960s. The freeway construction also resulted in the loss of large portions of other historic neighborhoods, including Morehead Hills, West End, and West Durham. Combined with large-scale demolition using Urban Renewal funds, Durham suffered significant losses from its historic architectural base.


Durham's growth began to rekindle during the 1980s, with the construction of multiple housing developments in the southern part of the city, nearest Research Triangle Park, and the beginnings of downtown revitalization. A new downtown baseball stadium was constructed for the Durham Bulls in 1994, and a large-scale historic renovation of the American Tobacco Company (neé Bull Durham) complex commenced in 2003.


Jean Bradley Anderson, Durham County (Durham: Duke University Press, 1990).


Law and government

Durham operates under a council-manager government. The current mayor is Bill Bell; city council members are Cora Cole-McFadden (Ward 1, mayor pro-tem), Howard Clement, III (Ward 2), John Best, Jr. (Ward 3), Eugene A. Brown (at-large), Diane Catotti (at-large), and Thomas Stith, III (at-large). The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... For the soap opera creator, please see William J. Bell. ... Categories: People stubs | Members of the Durham City Council ... Categories: People stubs | Members of the Durham City Council ... John Best, Jr. ... Categories: People stubs | Members of the Durham City Council ... Categories: People stubs | Members of the Durham City Council ... Categories: People stubs | Members of the Durham City Council ...


Geography

Durham is located at 35°59'19" North, 78°54'26" West (35.988644, -78.907167)1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 245.8 km² (94.9 mi²). 245.1 km² (94.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.29% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 187,035 people, 74,981 households, and 43,563 families residing in the city. The population density is 763.1/km² (1,976.4/mi²). There are 80,797 housing units at an average density of 329.7/km² (853.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 45.51% White, 43.81% African American, 0.31% Native American, 3.64% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.75% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 8.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 74,981 households out of which 28.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% are married couples living together, 15.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% are non-families. 31.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 3.01. Marriage may be a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $41,160, and the median income for a family is $51,162. Males have a median income of $35,202 versus $30,359 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,526. 15.0% of the population and 11.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.4% of those under the age of 18 and 13.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Durham has sister cities Arusha, Tanzania, Durham, England, Kostroma, Russia and Toyama, Japan. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania. ... For other places called Durham, see Durham (disambiguation). ...


Colleges and Universities

Duke Chapel Duke University is a prestigious private, coeducational university in Durham, North Carolina in the United States. ... North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a historically black college located in Durham, North Carolina. ...

Sports and Entertainment

Durham's most famous professional sports team is the Durham Bulls International League baseball team. A movie involving the franchise, Bull Durham, was produced in 1988. The Bulls play in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, south of downtown, constructed in 1994. Designed by HOK-Sport, the designers of the Camden Yards in Baltimore, the stadium has 10,000 seats and is fronted by an office building built by the owner of the team, Raleigh's Capital Broadcasting. Now with one of the newest and most impressive stadiums in the minor leagues, the Bulls generally generate crowds of 500,000 attendees a year. Previously, the Durham Athletic Park, located north of downtown, had served as the team's homebase. It has been preserved for the use of other minor league baseball teams as well as for concerts sponsored by the City of Durham. The Durham Bulls are a minor league baseball team based in Durham, North Carolina. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... Baseball is popular in the Americas and East Asia. ... Bull Durham is a 1988 American movie about love and baseball. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... See also Raleigh, North Carolina and Sir Walter Raleigh. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ...


The city also owns a national landmark downtown, the Carolina Theatre, which is operated by a nonprofit organization. The Carolina Theatre is an historic landmark in downtown Durham, North Carolina. ...


Passenger transportation

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU) is an airport located near Morrisville, North Carolina, between Raleigh and Durham. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST I-15 California 0 I-17 Arizona 195 I-25 New Mexico 159 I-44 Oklahoma 147 I-35 Oklahoma 150-152 I-30 Arkansas 153 I-55 Arkansas 277-279 I-65 Tennessee 210-211 I-75 Tennessee 368-385 I-81 Tennessee 421 I... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST I-15 California 0 I-17 Arizona 195 I-25 New Mexico 159 I-44 Oklahoma 147 I-35 Oklahoma 150-152 I-30 Arkansas 153 I-55 Arkansas 277-279 I-65 Tennessee 210-211 I-75 Tennessee 368-385 I-81 Tennessee 421 I... Interstate 85 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... For other places or people named Charlotte, see Charlotte (disambiguation). ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... City nickname: The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location Location of Miami in the State of Florida Government County Miami-Dade Mayor Manuel “Manny” Diaz (R) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 54 km²      35. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... For information on the events of Hurricane Katrina, see Effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. ... Triangle Transit Authority bus. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... City nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven County Orange County Mayor Kevin C. Foy Town Council Sally Greene Ed Harrison Cam Hill Mark Kleinschmidt Bill Strom Dorothy Verkirk Edith Wiggins (mayor pro tem) Area  - Total  - Water 51. ... The American Tobacco Trail (ATT) is a 22-mile long Rails_to_Trails project located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, running along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s. ...

Points of interest

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens consist of approximately 55 acres of landscaped and wooded areas at Duke University. ... Popularly known as Bennett Place, the farmhouse owned by James and Nancy Bennett (alternately and probably correctly, Bennitt) was the site of the largest surrender of troops during the American Civil War on April 26, 1865. ... West Point Mill is an historic mill on the Eno River, just North of Durham, North Carolina. ...

Social and Political climate

Durham has a rich and vibrant art and cultural community from jazz festivals to artists. A centerpiece of Durham's culture is its Carolina Theater which show both live performances as well as less mainstream films. Durham features both trendy and high browed culinary offerings with both cafes and renowned chef's and establishments. Visitors to the area will be best advised to research in advance as much of this is not centered in the downtown area but around 9th street and other areas. The Carolina Theatre is an historic landmark in downtown Durham, North Carolina. ...


Generally Durham is progressive both culturally and politically. It hosts a yearly Gay and Lesbian Film festival which draws people from across the United States as well as an annual Gay Pride Parade. Durham is the home of the Independent Weekly a progressive weekly news paper. Politically the area is predominenantly Democratic by a large majority. Baton twirlers perform in the 2002 Divers-Cité pride parade in downtown Montreal A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay liberation, gay rights, and Lesbian and Gay pride. ...


Durham does struggle with racial issues especially in politics. While the City of Durham has an African American majority, the surrounding suburbs are primarily of European descent. Often times civil leaders have played off long festering racial and socioeconomic issues and have caused flare ups. Recently a proposal to change the way the Durham School Board is elected resulted in an adversarial relationship between board members and primarily black parents as the proposal was seen as putting African American respresentation at a disadvantage. During this time three crosses were burnt in the area which lead some to question if they were related. However, citizens turned out in the hundreds for candle light vigils after the cross burnings. Similarly when the Reverend Fred Phelps's group came to protest the Durham School of the Arts's presentation of the laramie project, counter protesters supporting the high school student's were said to outnumber them 10-1. Fred Phelps, c. ... High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school), the United Kingdom and the United States. ...


Also see:

The Triangle (North Carolina) The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as The Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. ...


I-85 Corridor The I-85 Corridor is a multi-state metropolitan region (megalopolis) that follows I-85 across the Southeastern U.S. It includes several of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the eastern U.S.: Atlanta metropolitan area, The Upstate (South Carolina), Asheville, Charlotte metropolitan area, Piedmont Triad, The Triangle (North...


References

  • 1 - Racism Charges Leveled In Durham School Board Meeting
  • 2 - Petition Drive To Change Durham Schools Elections Fails
  • 3 - School play is much ado
  • 4 - Westboro Baptist Church protest in Durham, NC

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Alamance | Alexander | Alleghany | Anson | Ashe | Avery | Beaufort | Bertie | Bladen | Brunswick | Buncombe | Burke | Cabarrus | Caldwell | Camden | Carteret | Caswell | Catawba | Chatham | Cherokee | Chowan | Clay | Cleveland | Columbus | Craven | Cumberland | Currituck | Dare | Davidson | Davie | Duplin | Durham | Edgecombe | Forsyth | Franklin | Gaston | Gates | Graham | Granville | Greene | Guilford | Halifax | Harnett | Haywood | Henderson | Hertford | Hoke | Hyde | Iredell | Jackson | Johnston | Jones | Lee | Lenoir | Lincoln | Macon | Madison | Martin | McDowell | Mecklenburg | Mitchell | Montgomery | Moore | Nash | New Hanover | Northampton | Onslow | Orange | Pamlico | Pasquotank | Pender | Perquimans | Person | Pitt | Polk | Randolph | Richmond | Robeson | Rockingham | Rowan | Rutherford | Sampson | Scotland | Stanly | Stokes | Surry | Swain | Transylvania | Tyrrell | Union | Vance | Wake | Warren | Washington | Watauga | Wayne | Wilkes | Wilson | Yadkin | Yancey List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... 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Durham, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2391 words)
Durham originated in 1853 with the search for a suitable railroad depot for the North Carolina Railroad between Wilson and Hillsborough.
Trinity College, estalished in Durham in 1892, would be transformed into Duke University in 1924 on the promise of a large endowment of money from James B. Duke should the name of the university be changed to "Duke University" to honor his father, Washington Duke.
Durham's growth began to rekindle during the 1980s, with the construction of multiple housing developments in the southern part of the city, nearest Research Triangle Park, and the beginnings of downtown revitalization.
Admission Procedures at Durham Technical Community College (2132 words)
Durham Tech offers programs of study leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate in areas of business, health, general education, industrial and engineering technologies, and public service.
Durham Tech reserves the right to refuse admission to an applicant if it appears that this action is in the best interest of the applicant and/or the college.
Durham Tech courses that satisfy the biology prerequisite are BIO 092 or BIO 111; courses that satisfy the chemistry prerequisite are CHM 094, CHM 131/131A, or CHM 151.
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