Triangle Area Communites
Youngsville is located in the southwestern part of Franklin County. The small and rural municipality is 21-miles to the north of Raleigh and 7-miles south of the Franklinton. Youngsville is surrounded by beautiful meadows, farms and fields separated by stands of trees.
Youngsville is still relatively young, as North Carolina towns go. Originally the little village was known as Pacific. In 1875, a local visionary donated the land needed for a train depot. The name was changed to "Youngsville" to honor the founding donor.
Bringing a railroad depot to a town was a big thing and the local economy was positively impacted. Once incorporated, the town began a fast upward swing to prosperity. Farmers raised increasing amounts of cotton and tobacco and needed supplies and markets for their crops. Businesses multiplied, cotton gins and warehouses were built, and by 1900, Youngsville had become one of the largest tobacco markets in the South.
As with its sister satellite communities to Raleigh, growth has come to Youngsville. The amount of land available for development has begun transforming Youngsville, as newcomers arrive - attracted to life in the countryside, but yet tethered to amenities of the nearby big cities.
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