Fuquay-Varina, NC

Fuquay-Varina, NC
Wake County
http://www.fuquay-varina.org/


The town is a 30 minute drive south of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. Economically, the town initially grew due to tobacco trade and agriculture, but has seen recent population growth and real estate development due to its proximity to the Research Triangle Park.

Fuquay-Varina began as two communities: Fuquay Springs, a resort near a spring on Stephen Fuquay’s property; and Varina, a ridge near a general store founded by J.D. Ballentine. When Fuquay Springs was incorporated in 1909, the Varina community was subsumed. In 1963, the hyphen was added to acknowledge the historical presence of both settlements.