Cary Trivia

How Many NCAA Women's (div. 1) Soccer Championships has Cary Hosted?

A) 4                            B) 7                              C) 11

The answer is B - Cary has hosted 7 womens division 1 NCAA soccer championships and is scheduled to host the 2018 and 2020 championships at Wake Med Soccer Park.

The Cary Theater, built in 1946, has hosted live performances as well as films. It was also used as a:

A) Clothing Store            B) Auto Parts Store            C) Recording Studio

Answer: All 3 (A,B,C) are correct

How Many Starbucks are located in Cary?

A) 19           B) 23           C) 11

The answer is:  A) 19 - including 7 at Harris Teeter stores in Cary



The first public school in the Cary area started in the 1840s. How long was the School Year?
A)  6 1/2 months B)  4 months  C)  2 1/2 months
Answer C: 2 ½ months – children were needed during the rest of the year to work on the family farm.

The Town of Cary has ____ miles of Greenways?


A)  48.68 miles  B)  112.34 miles   C)  79.4 miles

              The town of Cary currently has C) - 79.4 miles of greenway with plans to add an additional 143.4 miles.

How fast did Cary Grow between 1990 and 2017?  


       A)  312%              B)  129%              C)   263%
The population in Cary in 1990 was 43,858.  On January 1st, 2017, Cary had grown to 159,170 for a increase of 263%.
Source: Town of Cary Census data

Where is the highest elevaton in Cary?

A) Downtown Cary Area   B) Regency Park Area    C) High House Road & Davis Drive


According to geographic information data from the Town of Cary, the precise highest elevaton in Cary is located in Downtown Cary at: 101 Shirley Drive. Shirley Drive intersects Kildaire Farm Road .4 mile south of The Cary Arts center.  

The town of Cary was incorporated as a "dry town" in 1871. When did Cary legalize the sale of alcohol? 

 A) 1925        B) 1964        C) 1948

The correct answer is:   B) 1964

What are the all time high and low temperature records for Cary?

    Record High Temperature:  C)  105 degrees  in 1952 & 2007

Record Low Temperature: B)  -9 degrees in 1985

When was Cary Academy Established?

A)  1870     B)  1997

Both Answers are correct

Cary Academy was first established in 1870. Frank Page, Cary's first mayor and postmaster, donated the land and lumber and the school was built on Academy street. In 1907, Cary Academy was bought by the State of NC and renamed Cary High School.

Cary Academy as we know it today was founded by two families, Jim and Ann Goodnight and Ginger Sall of SAS. The school, located on North Harrison Avenue, opened it's doors in 1997.

Is the town of Cary NC larger than San Francisco?

Yes, the town of Cary is larger than San Francisco.


San Francisco: 46.9 square miles

Town of Cary: 55.4 square miles

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