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Cary, North Carolina is in both Wake and Chatham Counties. It was first settled in 1749 by Francis Jones. In 1794, John Bradford settled in the area and built an inn, called an "ordinary" in those days. The settlement was known as Bradford's Ordinary. n 1838, Eli Yates and his four boys moved in and ran sawmills and grist mills, and a stagecoach stop was established in Nancy Jones' home. In 1849, the North Carolina Railroad was chartered, and the tracks went through Cary given that it was level land. In 1856, Allison Francis "Frank" Page, a lumberman, and his wife Kate arrived and bought 300 acres of land adjacent to the railroad. He laid out the town and called it Cary in honor of former Ohio Congressman and prohibitionist Samuel Fenton Cary. Frank became the town's first postmaster, and in 168, he built a hotel to accommodate railroad passengers. The town was incorporated in 1871, and Frank became the first mayor.

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