Introduction to Graham, North Carolina
Graham, North Carolina, in Alamance county, is 21 miles E of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 47 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina.Part of the surrounding Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Graham is home to some 12,833 residents.
Graham was founded in 1849 and became the county seat of the newly formed Alamance County. It was named after William Alexander Graham, the then Governor of North Carolina, who also became the United States Secretary of the Navy in 1850. The city was incorporated in 1851. The North Carolina Railroad first entered the area in the 1850s. The Graham Institute was established in 1852.
Graham and nearby Attractions
- Graham Historical Museum
- Ackland Art Museum
- Orange County Historical Museum
- Duke Homestead State Historic Site
- Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
- Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Things To Do In Graham
During your stay in Graham, you can visit Oakley Street Park. One can enjoy canoeing on the Haw River. The city also has a number of houses of worship including the Greenway Park Church and Bethany Church. It also offers easy access to the Chapel Hill Museum, Bennett Place State Historic Site, Eno River State Park, and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. In addition, the City of Graham hosts several recreational events and programs throughout the year.
Danville Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Graham Higher Education
Alamance Community College is located within the city. Elon College is also nearby.