Cary, NC – Perhaps Cary’s most famous resident is Walter Hines Page, the son of town founder Frank Page. Walter was a journalist (Evening Standard), editor (Atlantic Monthly), publisher (Doubleday-Page) and Ambassador to Great Britain during WW I. In this first of three stories, we’ll look at the early years of Walter’s life. Read more
Cary, NC – If you’ve ever wondered how the town of Cary came into existence, you’d have to start your search with Allison Francis (Frank) Page. Read more
Part II in the History of Cary series. This segment covers 1901-1945. Story by Peggy Van Scoyoc.
Cary NC – The private boarding school that Frank Page helped establish in 1870 became the first state-assisted public high school in North Carolina in 1907. Read more
Guest columnist and Cary author Peggy Van Scoyoc shares a brief history of Cary, NC before 1900 in this first of a three part series.
The First Settlers
Francis Jones, the first white settler, arrived in Cary in 1749. His son Nathaniel eventually owned what is the western half of modern-day Cary. Read more