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Morrisville, North Carolina is a town with a population of 15,000 and is located in Wake county. Morrisville is a part of the Research Triangle that originated in 1959 with the addition of Research Triangle Park. The climate in this area is considered to be moderately subtropical, with hot weather and high humidity in the summer. Morrisville has five parks, the Morrisville Community Park, Shiloh Community Park, Crabtree Creek Nature Park, Ruritan Park, and Cedar Fork District Park. The Luther Green Community Center is also located in town. Morrisville has become notable in recent years with the addition of Cricket as a local youth sport. This unlikely sport grew in popularity due to a great deal of support from the Indian population in the area. This area was originally named for Jeremiah Morris who donated land for the North Carolina Railroad. Due to it's location between Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Hillsborough, the town continued to grow. The town has a total area of 6.8 square miles. The center of downtown is located along the upper portion of Crabtree Creek. Crabtree Creek feeds into Lake Crabtree in the southeastern part of town. Morrisville, North Carolina is a small town that neighbors the larger cities of Raleigh and Durham. This makes this relatively small town a quiet community that is still close to all the benefits of a city. This is a small town that is still rich with diversity and has a well rounded population with many advantages for families and a great deal of activities for children.