Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh make up the three corners of the Research Triangle, so named in 1959 with the creation of Research Triangle Park, a research park between Durham and Raleigh.Chapel Hill is one of the central cities of the Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which in turn is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined Statistical Area, with a population of 1,998,808.Reynolda House, Inc., established in 1964, oversees the Reynolda House Museum's extensive collection of American art.
Between the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean lies a modern city founded in 1766.
Today, this town of less than 400,000 people has eight institutions of higher learning, 80 parks, numerous galleries and museums, 40 wineries, 450 restaurants, 12 golf courses and Salem College, the oldest college for women in the country.
The area was the home place of early settler William Barbee of Middlesex County, Virginia, whose 1753 grant of 585 acres from the Earl of Granville was the first of two land grants in what is now the Chapel Hill-Durham area.
Though William Barbee died shortly after establishing himself and his family in North Carolina, one of his eight children, Christopher Barbee, became an important contributor to his father's adopted community and to the fledgling University of North Carolina.
Eric Decker and his girlfriend Jessie James tied the knot on Saturday during a ceremony that is to be featured on E! The Denver Broncos wide receiver and his country music star wife announced their engagement on April 1, 2012, but finally wed on June 22 this year."We are so blessed to have found each other and to have supporters like you all," James posted to Twitter at the time. "The wedding ceremony arrived two years after James had sung the national anthem at a Broncos game in 2011."I just wanna say thank y'all so much for all the sweet tweets!