Introduction to Mebane, North Carolina
Mebane, North Carolina, in Alamance county, is 21 miles W of Durham, North Carolina (center to center) and 41 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city, which is included in the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area, had 7,284 residents as of the 2000 census.
The first post office of present day Mebane was established in 1809. The community was named in honor of Brigadier General Alexander Mebane. Railroads arrived in 1855, and the area was originally incorporated as the town of Mebanesville in 1881. In 1883, the name was changed to "Mebane", and in February 1987, it was reincorporated as the City of Mebane. Industrial growth began in 1881, following the establishment of the White Furniture Company.
Mebane and Nearby Attractions
- Cedarock Historical Farm
- Orange County Historical Museum
- Eno River State Park
- Duke Homestead State Historic Site
Things To Do In Mebane
Mebane offers easy access to various museums and historical sites such as the Graham Historical Museum, Ackland Art Museum, Orange County Historical Museum, and Bennett Place State Historical Site. Various recreational opportunities are provided by the Eno River State Park, where visitors can enjoy hiking, canoeing, camping, and fishing. The City of Mebane also hosts the Sunfest during August every year.
The nearest major airport is Raleigh - Durham International Airport.
Mebane Higher Education
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Elon College are close by.