Originally, visitors from near and far traveled to the quaint town that is today called Fuquay-Varina seeking the healing powers of the Fuquay Mineral Spring. Today, Fuquay-Varina is located just 15 minutes south of Raleigh, has flourished into a vibrant, family-friendly community that has see its population more than double in the past 10 years. Boasting two beautiful downtowns, a colorful history, pedestrian-friendly streets, an excellent quality of life and strong business community, Fuquay-Varina's modern amenities mixed with vintage charm make it a unique community in which to live, work and play.
Fuquay-Varina has something to offer everyone. The Town owns and manages 17 parks with more than 200 acres of land and facilities. The community Center currently offers a full range of recreational programming including fitness and wellness programs, cultural programs that include arts, dance and crafts, senior activities, teen programs and other special interest programs.
The hyphenated names is derived from the town's history as two separate towns. Fuquay Spings and Varina merged in 1963 to create the modern town. Fuquay Springs is named after a farmer who first settled in the area and Varina is derived from a local love story. Varina was the name of a soldier's wife in the Civil War, in 1880 he named the town after his wife. Economically, the town initially grew due to the tobacco trade and agriculture, but has seen recent population growth and real estate development due to its proximity to the Research Triangle Park.
Frenchman William Fuquay first settled in the small farming town of Sippihaw, named for the original Native American tribe that inhabited the area. William's great-grandson Stephen, a tobacco farmer discovered a spring in the mid-19th century, while plowing the fields of the family plantation. It was soon discovered that the mineral water flowing from the springs had healing properties. As word spread, locals began to help the springs establish this reputation, which brought residents from all over to its waters.
Learn more at http://www.fuquay-varina.org/
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