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City Data

  • Population: 225,000
  • County: Durham, Wake
  • Nicknames: “Bull City”, “City of Medicine”

History

Trivial Factoids

  • “Tobacco Road” is home to R.J. Reynolds and Ligget & Myers Tobbaco companies. “Bull Durham” and “Duke and Sons” tobbaco companies were early companies instrumental in the rise of the city. The Duke family made their fortune in tobacco, hence the funding for Duke University.

Notable Citizens

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