Introduction to Garner, North Carolina
Garner, North Carolina, in Wake county, is 4 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina.The town is located in the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill metropolitan area. Garner has a population of 17,757.
The present day town of Garner was established in 1847. The North Carolina Railroad first entered the area in the 1850s. Originally, the area was named Garner's Station after its founder, H.C. Garner. The town's first post office was established in 1878, and Thomas Bingham was the first postmaster. The town was incorporated in 1883, and it was renamed Garner in 1905.
Garner and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Natural Sciences
- J.C. Raulston Arboretum
- Playspace Children's Museum
- Marbles Kids Museum
- Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
- State Capitol
Things To Do In Garner
While in Garner, you can visit Lake Benson Park, Greenbriar Park, Garner Recreational Park, and Rand Mill Park. The town also offers easy access to the Raleigh City Museum, North Carolina Museum of History, William B. Umstead State Park, Raven Rock State Park, and North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. In addition, the town also organizes a number of recreational events and special programs throughout the year.
The nearest international airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Garner Higher Education
Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, and Shaw University are nearby.