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Our Genealogy Helper for Apex ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Apex (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Apex. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Apex is located in Wake County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wake County: Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston & Nash.

Below are the counties that are near Apex. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Apex:

  • Wake County     (The home county of Apex)
    • Indian Trail [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Trail
      • Indian Trail [Wake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Trail
    • Dutchess Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchess Village
      • Dutchess Village [Wake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchess Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutchess Village
    • Holly Springs [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Wake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<3>
    • New Hill [Wake County]
    • Hazelwood [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Wake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Hollemans Crossroads [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollemans Crossroads
      • Hollemans Crossroads [Wake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Former names for Hollemans Crossroads:
      • Collins
      • Enno
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollemans Crossroads
    • Meredith Townes [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meredith Townes
      • Meredith Townes [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meredith Townes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meredith Townes
    • Method [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Method
      • Method [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Method
    • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuquay-Varina
      • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuquay-Varina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuquay-Varina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fuquay-Varina<3>
    • Macks Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macks Village
      • Macks Village [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macks Village
    • Fairmont [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Wake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Glenwood Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Village
      • Glenwood Village [Wake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Village
  • Alamance County
    • Mandale [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandale
      • Mandale [Alamance County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandale
    • Eli Whitney [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eli Whitney
      • Eli Whitney [Alamance County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eli Whitney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eli Whitney
    • Saxapahaw [Alamance County]
    • Sutphin [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutphin
      • Sutphin [Alamance County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutphin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutphin
    • Mebane [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mebane
      • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mebane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<3>
    • Snow Camp [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Camp
      • Snow Camp [Alamance County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Camp<3>
    • Swepsonville [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swepsonville
      • Swepsonville [Alamance County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swepsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swepsonville
    • Haw River [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haw River
      • Haw River [Alamance County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haw River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haw River<3>
    • Graham [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Alamance County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graham<3>
    • Green Level [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Level
      • Green Level [Alamance County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Level
    • Alamance [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamance
      • Alamance [Alamance County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamance
  • Chatham County
    • Cary [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Chatham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<3>
    • Corinth [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Chatham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Fearrington Village [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fearrington Village
      • Fearrington Village [Chatham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fearrington Village
    • Brickhaven [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickhaven
      • Brickhaven [Chatham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickhaven
    • Moncure [Chatham County]
    • Bynum [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bynum
      • Bynum [Chatham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bynum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum
    • Pittsboro [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsboro<3>
    • Farmville [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Chatham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmville<3>
    • Gulf [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf
      • Gulf [Chatham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf
    • Goldston [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldston
      • Goldston [Chatham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldston<3>
    • Bear Creek [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Chatham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek
    • Siler City [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siler City
      • Siler City [Chatham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,415 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siler City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Siler City<3>
  • Cumberland County
    • Linden [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Cumberland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<3>
    • Godwin [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Godwin
      • Godwin [Cumberland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Godwin<3>
    • Falcon [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Cumberland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
    • Spring Lake [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
      • Spring Lake [Cumberland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Lake<3>
    • Wade [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
      • Wade [Cumberland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wade<3>
  • Durham County
    • Morrisville [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
      • Morrisville [Durham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<3>
    • Parkwood [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Durham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood
    • Durham [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Durham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<3>
    • The American Village [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The American Village
      • The American Village [Durham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The American Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The American Village
    • Gorman [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorman
      • Gorman [Durham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
    • Bahama [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bahama
      • Bahama [Durham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bahama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bahama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bahama<3>
    • Rougemont [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rougemont
      • Rougemont [Durham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rougemont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rougemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rougemont<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Forest
      • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<3>
    • Youngsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
      • Youngsville [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville<3>
    • Franklinton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
      • Franklinton [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<3>
    • Bunn [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunn<3>
    • Louisburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisburg
      • Louisburg [Franklin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<3>
  • Granville County
    • Butner [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butner
      • Butner [Granville County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Estimated population in 2015: 7,751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butner<3>
    • Creedmoor [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creedmoor
      • Creedmoor [Granville County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creedmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creedmoor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creedmoor<3>
    • Lyons [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Granville County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
    • Stem [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stem
      • Stem [Granville County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stem
  • Harnett County
    • Duncan [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Harnett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Rawls [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawls
      • Rawls [Harnett County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawls
    • Cokesbury [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokesbury
      • Cokesbury [Harnett County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokesbury
    • Chalybeate Springs [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalybeate Springs
      • Chalybeate Springs [Harnett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalybeate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalybeate Springs
    • Angier [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angier
      • Angier [Harnett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angier<3>
    • Kipling [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kipling
      • Kipling [Harnett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kipling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kipling
    • Barclaysville [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barclaysville
      • Barclaysville [Harnett County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barclaysville
    • Cape Fear [Harnett County]
    • Luart [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luart
      • Luart [Harnett County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luart
    • Mamers [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mamers
      • Mamers [Harnett County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mamers
    • Boone Trail [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone Trail
      • Boone Trail [Harnett County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone Trail
    • Ryes [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryes
      • Ryes [Harnett County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ryes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryes
  • Johnston County
    • Clayton [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer Lodge
      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
      • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
      • Archer
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    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mills
      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
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    • Benson [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Johnston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
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    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Oaks
      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
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    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
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    • Pine Level [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
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    • Micro [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micro
      • Micro [Johnston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lee County
    • Osgood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osgood
      • Osgood [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
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    • Broadway [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadway
      • Broadway [Lee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,295 people
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    • Colon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colon
      • Colon [Lee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
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    • Edgewater Estates [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Estates
      • Edgewater Estates [Lee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
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    • San-Lee Park [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San-Lee Park
      • San-Lee Park [Lee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
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    • Cumnock [Lee County]
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      • Cumnock [Lee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
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    • Green Valley Estates [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley Estates
      • Green Valley Estates [Lee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
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    • Sanford [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
      • Sanford [Lee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,361 people
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    • Carolina Trace [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Trace
      • Carolina Trace [Lee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
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    • Glenwood Village [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Village
      • Glenwood Village [Lee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jonesboro Heights [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro Heights
      • Jonesboro Heights [Lee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
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    • Wildwood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Lee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
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  • Moore County
    • Cameron [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Moore County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vass [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vass
      • Vass [Moore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 801 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nash County
    • Middlesex [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesex
      • Middlesex [Nash County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Orange County
    • Greenwood [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chapel Hill [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
      • Chapel Hill [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 63,705 people
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    • Davie Circle [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davie Circle
      • Davie Circle [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davie Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dogwood Acres [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogwood Acres
      • Dogwood Acres [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogwood Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tenney Circle [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenney Circle
      • Tenney Circle [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tenney Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Bolus [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Bolus
      • Mount Bolus [Orange County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Bolus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Summerfield Crossing [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerfield Crossing
      • Summerfield Crossing [Orange County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerfield Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ashley Forest [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashley Forest
      • Ashley Forest [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carrboro [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrboro
      • Carrboro [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cedar Hill [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
      • Cedar Hill [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake Ellen [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ellen
      • Lake Ellen [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ellen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oak Hills [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hills
      • Oak Hills [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Person County
    • Hurdle Mills [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdle Mills
      • Hurdle Mills [Person County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Timberlake [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Person County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Randolph County
    • Staley [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staley
      • Staley [Randolph County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 401 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Staley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Liberty [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Randolph County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Apex, see our County-by-County Page for Apex.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Apex ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 282 newspapers that have been published in the area around Apex.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Apex. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Apex and those printed in the larger area surrounding Apex.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Apex.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Apex:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Apex ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Apex.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Apex covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Hill Crest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hill Crest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hill Crest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jones Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Apex.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
  • Stephenson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stephenson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stephenson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stephenson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Apex.
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  • Patrick Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patrick Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patrick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Patrick Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Apex.
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  • Franklin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Franklin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Franklin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Franklin Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Apex.
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  • Stephens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stephens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stephens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stephens Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Apex.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Ebenezer AME Zion Church Cemetery
    • Sorrell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sorrell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sorrell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sorrell Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex.
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    • Jeridan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jeridan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jeridan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jeridan Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex.
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    • Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenlawn Memorial Gardens lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Apex.
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    • Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens
    • Womack Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Womack Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Womack Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Womack Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex.
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    • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Hill Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex.
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    • Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thomas Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Apex.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Apex had a population of 269 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Apex had a population of 64,388 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Apex, with the one closest to Apex listed first.

  • Apex [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apex
    • Apex [Wake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Apex
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,388 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Apex had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apex<3>
  • Cary [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
    • Cary [Chatham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 423 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 173,587 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cary had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<3>
  • New Hill [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hill
    • New Hill [Wake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hill<3>
  • Holly Springs [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
    • Holly Springs [Wake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Apex
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,882 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Holly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Asbury [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asbury
    • Asbury [Wake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Asbury had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Asbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
  • Morrisville [Durham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
    • Morrisville [Durham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Apex
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,495 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Morrisville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Merry Oaks [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merry Oaks
      • Merry Oaks [Chatham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Merry Oaks had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merry Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merry Oaks
    • Banks [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Apex
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Banks had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
    • Method [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Method
      • Method [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Apex
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Method had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Method
    • Nelson [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Durham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nelson had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Raleigh [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Wake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Apex
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12,678 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474,414 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Raleigh had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
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    • Haywood [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haywood
      • Haywood [Chatham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 195 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haywood
    • Corinth [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Chatham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Apex
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Garner [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
      • Garner [Wake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Apex
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 189 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Garner had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<3>
    • Brassfield [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brassfield
      • Brassfield [Durham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Apex
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brassfield had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brassfield

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Apex. See our List of 1890's Communities around Apex.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Apex ...

While our initial data about Apex came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Apex in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Apex.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Apex:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)

Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Apex in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Apex for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Apex. See our Misc Page for Apex for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Wake County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Apex: www.ci.apex.nc.us/

The official website for Wake County: www.wakegov.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Apex) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Apex. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ApexOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7311, Longitude: -78.8589       In this case, the coordinates for Apex have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Apex, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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