Morrisville has a deep history and was named after Jeremiah Morris in 1852 after Morris donated land to the North Carolina Railroad for a depot, water tower, and other buildings. With the rail line Morrisville grew at the intersection of roads leading to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Hillsborough.
On April 13, 1865, in the Battle of Morrisville, Federal cavalry under the command of Gen. Judson Kilpatrick skirmished with the retreating Confederate armies at Morrisville Station. The Confederate troops were successful in evacuating their remaining supplies and wounded to the west toward Greensboro, but Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman‘s cavalry forced the Confederates to leave the train behind and retreat toward Durham and the eventual surrender of the largest Confederate force of the war at Bennett Place.
The town was officially chartered in 1875 but was disincorporated in 1933. Eventually the town charter was restored in 1947.
Morrisville’s growth since 1990 where it was 1,022. In 2004 our growth began and was 11,915 to where it is today at approx.. 24,000 (2015 special census). Learn more about Morrisville schools.
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