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Morrisville in Wake County Blends Rural with Urban Amenities

Located in Wake County, Morrisville is a charming community that had a population of just 18,500 as of the 2010 Census.

Part of the Research Triangle Metropolitan area, Morrisville enjoys a great location near such major cities as Raleigh while still maintaining its rural allure.

Morrisville’s Founding in Wake County

This community was originally named Morrisville in 1852 after Jeremiah Morris. This man donated land to the North Carolina Railroad for a depot, water tower and other buildings.
The town continued to grow thanks to the railroad’s proximity.

The town was forever secured in the history books in April 1865 when the Battle of Morrisville took place. In this battle between the Confederate and Union troops, the Confederates were successfully able to evacuate their supplies and the wounded to the west toward Greensboro.

The town was ultimately chartered in 1875 before disincorporating in 1933. The town’s charter was eventually restored in 1947.

Today, this 8.3-square-mile community is mostly located in Wake County although a portion does extend into Durham County.

Morrisville’s Local Economy

This community, which sits adjacent to both Research Triangle Park and Durham International Airport, is an attractive place for businesses to locate.

Some of the companies based in this Wake County town include:

  • Lenovo
  • Tekelec 
  • QBE First

Midway Airlines was also located here before it disestablished.

Other employers located here include:

  • iContact
  • Credit Suisse
  • Cisco Systems
  • NetApp
  • PPD
  • Quintiles
  • Fidelity Investments
  • IBM
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Triangle United Way
  • Metlife
  • Bühler Motor

Fun for the Whole Family When You Live in Morrisville

This town has the distinction of being home to six parks as well as a community center. All of these attractions, which are listed below, are quite popular among the locals. They include:

  • Morrisville Community Park
  • Shiloh Community Park
  • Crabtree Creek Nature Park
  • Ruritan Park
  • Cedar Fork District Park

Plus, because this community is served by Triangle Transit and is also located close to such major roads as I-540 and NC 54, you’re always just minutes from all the shopping, dining and entertainment venues in larger cities like Raleigh.

Purchase Your Next Wake County Home in Morrisville

If this community sounds like a place you would like to live, then please contact us at The Caul Group.

We’ll be happy to tell you about available Morrisville listings as well as offer you such valuable resources as our buying guide and relocation guide.

We’ll Help You Sell Your Morrisville Home

We would also like to invite you to contact us if you’re already a resident of this community and ready to list your Morrisville home on the market. We would be happy to assist you!


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