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Welcome to Morrisville ...

The town of Morrisville is primarily located in Durham County<1>. A portion of Morrisville extends into Wake County.

The location of Morrisville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Morrisville has a population of 28,858 people<3> (see below for details).

Morrisville was established in 1840.

The community of Morrisville is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Morrisville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Morrisville: (919) & (984)<5>

Websites for Morrisville ...

Official Website:   www.ci.morrisville.nc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.morrisvillenc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morrisville had an population of 28,858 people. This is an increase of 55.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 454.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Morrisville had a population of 18,576 people (or 6.94% of the total population of Durham County). This makes Morrisville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Morrisville represents 0.19% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,576 people, the population of Morrisville increased 256.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,208 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Morrisville.

Adding Morrisville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Morrisville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Morrisville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Morrisville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Morrisville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Morrisville - they are located in Alabama (2), Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morrisville.

Communities near Morrisville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Morrisville.

  • Raleigh [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
    • Raleigh [Wake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Morrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<7>
  • Durham [Durham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
    • Durham [Durham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Morrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<7>
  • Apex [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apex
    • Apex [Wake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Morrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,388 people
    • 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<7>
  • Chapel Hill [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Orange County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Morrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 63,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapel Hill<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holly Springs [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Wake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Morrisville
      • 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<7>
    • Garner [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
      • Garner [Wake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Morrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
      • 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<7>
    • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuquay-Varina
      • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Morrisville
      • 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<7>
    • Carrboro [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrboro
      • Carrboro [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Morrisville
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrboro<7>
    • Knightdale [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightdale
      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Morrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<7>
    • Parkwood [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Durham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Morrisville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morrisville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Morrisville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morrisville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Morrisville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morrisville. See our Newspapers Page for Morrisville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morrisville ...

Looking for more information about Morrisville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Morrisville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morrisville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Durham County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Morrisville: www.ci.morrisville.nc.us/

The official website for Durham County: www.co.durham.nc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Durham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morrisville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morrisville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Morrisville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Morrisville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MorrisvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morrisville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8329, Longitude: -78.8396       In this case, the coordinates for Morrisville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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