Introduction to Morrisville, North Carolina
Morrisville, North Carolina, in Wake county, is 3 miles NW of Cary, North Carolina (center to center) and 11 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina. The town, which is in the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill area, has 5,208 residents.
In the 19th century, Jeremiah Morris donated land for the construction of a North Carolina Railroad depot, water tower, and other houses, and in 1852, the community was named "Morrisville" in his honor. It was officially chartered in 1875, but was disincorporated in 1933. However, the town charter was restored in 1947.
Morrisville and Nearby Attractions
- North Carolina Museum of History
- Duke Homestead State Historic Site
- State Capitol
- Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
- Eno River State Park
- J.C. Raulston Arboretum
Things To Do In Morrisville
The North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Ackland Art Museum, and the North Carolina Museum of Art have displays of artifacts and memorabilia which reflect the region's historical and cultural heritage. State Capitol, the Greek revival structure constructed in the 1830s, is a historic site near Morrisville. The town also offers easy access to the Bennett Place State Historic Site, and Duke Homestead State Historic Site. Swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, and camping can be enjoyed at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Eno River State Park, and Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Morrisville is also home to several parks including the Crabtree Creek Nature Park, Morrisville Community Park, Cedar Fork District Park, and Ruritan Park.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Morrisville Higher Education
Morrisville is home to satellite campuses of DeVry University , and North Carolina Wesleyan College. Meredith College, North Carolina State University, Wake Technical Community College, Saint Augustine's College, and Shaw University are nearby.