Welcome To Wake County!

Home to its count seat, the city of Raleigh

Where we are located:

Wake County is located in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. It is in the northeastern central region where Piedmont and Coastal Plains meet. Bordering counties are Nash County and Chatham County.

Want to Volunteer?

If you are looking to just help the community, some popular things our community can do are: Helping voters register properly to participate in polls, helping the local animal shelter, help maintain our beloved hiking trails, and cleaning up our waterways. No deed is too small, every bit matters.

Some of our most popular tourist attractions

How was Wake County founded?

Wake County was founded on June 4, 1771. Then was made from parts of Johnston, Orange and Cumberland Counties. Then was named after Margarete Wake the wife of the colonial governor.