|Wake County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Leesville, Morrisville, New Hope, Raleigh (County Seat), Wake Forest, Wendell, Zebulon
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Wake County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2016, the population was 1,046,791. Its county seat is Raleigh, which is also the state capital.
The county was formed in 1771. It was named for Margaret Wake, wife of Governor William Tryon.