The town of Apex was fused in 1873. As per the North Carolina History Project, the town was named for its area as the most elevated point on a part of the Chatham Railroad which at last stretches out between Richmond, Virginia, and Jacksonville, Florida. According to a 1905 USGS distribution on place names, the name alludes to the most elevated point among Raleigh and the Deep River.

Summit became gradually through the succeeding many years, in spite of a few wrecking fires, including a June 12, 1911, fire which obliterated the greater part of the midtown business district. The town community was remade and stands right up ’til today, presently one of the most flawless railroad towns in the state. At the core of town stands the Apex Union Depot, initially a traveler station for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and later home to the privately upheld Apex Community Library. The station presently houses the Apex Chamber of Commerce.

Peak endured mellow difficulties during the Depression-time, however development started again decisively during the 1950s. The town’s vicinity to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park prodded extra private turn of events, yet the town figured out how to save its modest community character. During the 1990s, the town’s populace quadrupled to more than 20,000, putting new requests upon Apex’s foundation.

Peak has kept on filling lately. A sizable strip mall was worked at the crossing point of Highway 55 and US 64, and a few new areas have been worked as the town develops toward the west.

In October 2006, a compound blast and fire in a waste handling office provoked perhaps the biggest departure in U.S. history. There were hardly any genuine wounds, and occupants were soon ready to return home. In 2009, a government court affirmed a $7.85M settlement to remunerate Apex inhabitants influenced by the catastrophe. Every family unit got $750. Organizations got $2,200.

In August 2015, Time positioned Apex #1 on its rundown of the country’s top spots to live. In July 2018, positioned Apex the #1 Fastest Growing Suburb in America.

Notwithstanding the Apex Union Depot, the Apex City Hall, Apex Historic District, Calvin Wray Lawrence House, and Utley-Council House are recorded on the National Register of Historic Places.


Pinnacle’s Council-Manager type of government has a city hall leader and five board individuals (one of whom fills in as Mayor genius tem) who are each chosen everywhere in staggered four-year terms. The town’s lawyer and supervisor serve at the delight of the chamber. All other staff report to the town chief and deal with the town’s everyday business.

The town is driven by Mayor Jacques K. Gilbert (D), chose in 2019. Nicole L. Dozier (D, 2013) was chosen by her companions to fill in as Mayor Pro Tempore. The gathering individuals, arranged by residency are: Dozier, Brett D. Gantt (D, 2017), Audra M. Killingsworth (D, 2017), Terry J. Mahaffey (D, 2019) and Cheryl F. Stallings (D, 2019).

In the North Carolina House of Representatives, Apex is spoken to by Julie von Haefen (District 36), Sydney Batch (District 37), and Gale Adcock (District 41). In the North Carolina Senate, Apex is spoken to by Sam Searcy (District 17). In the United States House of Representatives Apex is spoken to by George Holding (NC-02) and David Price (NC-04).