Apex, North Carolina is a charming blend of rich history and bright future. Founded in the 1860's, the Town got its name from a location at the highest point on the old Chatham Railroad. Downtown Apex, considered one of the most intact turn-of-the-century railroad towns in the area, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District in 1994, and includes about 60 structures built between 1870 and 1940. The Old Union Depot, built in 1914, is designated as a Wake County Historic Landmark. The Apex Historical Society is located nearby in an old caboose.
Today, Apex is one of the most vibrant, progressive, and fastest-growing communities in the Research Triangle area, and the thriving Downtown Historic District is at the Town's heart. The unique mixture of historic homes, restaurants, and specialty shops gives special meaning to the motto: "Apex, the peak of good living." It's no surprise that Apex and the Triange area have consistently appeared as a top 10-ranked community in major publications such as Business North Carolina, Money, CNN/Money, and Forbes.
Come and experience the "The Peak of Good Living" in Apex, North Carolina!
The Apex Farmers Market is excited to announce the 2013 Season opens on Saturday April 6th. Opening Day will feature a Cooking Demo by their new "resident" Chef Claudio and the Apex High School Culinary Arts, Musical performances by Apex High School Orchestra & Kyle Scobie, and more fresh local fruit & produce with new baked boods & craft vendors. Check out their new website – www.apexfarmersmarket.com. Hours are 9am-2pm every Saturday. The Farmers Market is located at 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC 27502 (in front of the Chamber of Commerce – next to the firehouse) in Downtown Apex from early April through September. Don't forget to "Like" them on facebook and "Share" this post.
New Community Partner: The Apex Farmers Market is also excited to announce that Apex High School Culinary Arts Program will be partnering with them this season and will be there on Opening Day! Events and schedule details are still being finalized. So stay tuned on the new Website for updates on this. You can find out more about the Culinary Arts Program at apexculinary.blogspot.com and also at ehoskin3.wix.com/cougarcakescafe.
Welcome to the Apex Downtown Business Association website. We look forward to seeing you in Historic Downtown Apex. We have some of the most unique shops for your shopping pleasure and our restaurants are waiting to show you what healthy food and service is all about.
Follow us throughout the year on our website – for we will be telling you about some of the festivals and celebrations that take place in the Downtown Historic District. Such celebrations as our Jazz Festival, Harvest Festival, Pigfest, and Christmas on Salem Street.
If your group would like to know more about the history and activities in the Downtown Historic District, I hope you will give us an opportunity to share our wonderful history with you.
J.C. Knowles, President, Apex Downtown Business Association firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town of Apex was granted its incorporated status on February 28,1873. Before the town was named "Apex" it was known as "Log Pond."
The first bank in Apex was the Merchants and Farmers Bank, which opened for business on August 17,1905.
The street we know today as Salem Street was in earlier years was called the Raleigh-Haywood Road. The town of Haywood was located in Chatham County.
The first newspapers in Apex were the Apex News, a weekly and the Southern Progress, a monthly. Neither paper lasted for very long.
In 1906, Jessie R. Norris organized the Apex Bottling Works. They were in business until the First World War, when sugar was so hard to purchase. (Note: the editor of this article has one of the original 1906 bottles.)
In the early years every small town had a "corner drug store. In Apex it was the A. V. Baucom Drug Store, located on the corner of Salem and Chatham Streets. Today the site houses Anna's Pizzeria.
Since the Town of Apex was incorporated in 1873 there have been five different post office locations within the town.
J.C. Knowles, Apex Town Ambassador email@example.com