ⓘ Trinity, North Carolina

                                     

ⓘ Trinity, North Carolina

The community was named after Trinity College, which later became Duke University. Trinity College \started as Browns Schoolhouse, a private subscription school founded in 1838. The school was organized by a group of Methodists and Quakers, and was officially started by Hezekiah Leigh, the same Leigh who is widely recognized as the founder of Randolph-Macon College. In 1841 North Carolina issued a charter for Union Institute Academy. The school took the name Trinity College in 1859, and in 1892, Trinity moved to Durham.

Sealy Corporation, the worlds largest manufacturer of bedding products with sales in 2003 of $1.2 billion, is headquartered in Trinity.

A former baseball player Gil English died in Trinity, North Carolina. Trinity is also home to the NASCAR sprint Cup series drivers Bobby LaBonte, Brian Vickers and Kyle petty. On "the worlds longest hot wheels track" was built at the Kyle petty farm in Trinity on 9 may 1999.