Prior to 19th century Edit
1587 - In a venture sponsored by
Sir Walter Raleigh, John White and a group of colonists land on Roanoke Island at the site of a former, abandoned settlement to found the "Cittie of Raleigh," about 190 miles from present-day Raleigh, NC. John White returns to England for supplies, leaving behind his granddaughter Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World.  1590 - His return delayed by threats against England by the
Spanish Armada, John White secures passage on a privateer. As the party stepped ashore, there was no sign of the colonists except the letters "CROATOAN" carved on a tree. This abandoned site later became known as the " Lost Colony." 1701 -
John Lawson, English explorer, led a 600-mile expedition starting in Charleston, SC and ending at the mouth of the Pamlico River. His journey took him close to the site of what later became Raleigh, NC. 1770 - Joel Lane, a
planter, successfully lobbies the colonial General Assembly to create Wake County.  1781 - Lane’s property was the setting for a session of the state General Assembly. At this time the settlement was known as Wake Courthouse, or Bloomsbury and contained a courthouse, a jail, a tavern or inn, and a log church called the Asbury Meetinghouse.
legislature authorizes the purchase of 1,000 acres (4 km2) of Joel Lane's land upon which to establish the city of "Raleigh" as the new center of state government. Raleigh is founded as the capital of North Carolina. 1794
State House built.
December: State General Assembly convenes.  1798 -
Cemetery established. 1799 - The North-Carolina Minerva and Raleigh advertiser relocates from
Fayetteville to become the first Raleigh Newspaper.  1800 - Raleigh population is 669. 19th century Edit 20th century Edit 21st century Edit
2010 - Population: 403,892.
2012 - Sister city relationship established with
Nairobi, Kenya.  2013 - April:
Moral Mondays protest begins.  2017 - Fire breaks out at Downtown Raleigh building, the largest the city has seen since the 1920s  References Edit
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