Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Raleigh

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RALEIGH, a city, capital of the State of North Carolina, and county-seat of Wake co.; on the Southern, the Seaboard Air Line and the Norfolk Southern railroads, 28 miles S. E. of Durham. Here are the State Capitol, United States Government Building, State Penitentiary, State Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, State Asylum for the Insane, Home for Incurables, Rex Hospital, State Agricultural and Mechanical College, Baptist Female College, Male Academy, Shaw University (Bapt.), Peace Institute (Pres.), St. Augustine's School (P. E.), St. Mary's School (P. E.), and, near the city, the University of North Carolina, and Wake Forest College (Bapt.). The city contains electric street railroads, gas and electric lights, waterworks, National and savings banks, and daily and weekly newspapers. It has a large trade in cotton and tobacco, and its industries include flour mills, phosphate works, foundries and machine shops, brick making plants, car and car wheel shops, ice factory, etc. Pop. (1910) 19,218; (1920) 24,418.