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Prior to European settlement, Sioux Indian tribes lived on the land here. The town was established in the mid 1700's.
Today, Durham is known for its universities, particularly Duke University, as well as for its medical research and signature bull statues.
People Born in Durham
Durham in People's Lives
Gerald Durrell: I traveled here in 1977 to give a lecture at Duke University. It was here that I met a graduate student named Lee, who was studying for her PhD in animal communication. We got along well - within two years, she would become my second wife.
Orlando Bloom: I traveled here in 2009 to film scenes of the movie Main Street.