Bartlett S. Durham Physician

Dr. Bartlett Leonidas Snipes Durham (November 3, 1824-February 2, 1859) was an American physician and entrepreneur whose land, donated for a railway station, became the location of Durham, North Carolina, named for him. Bartlett S. Durham was born and raised roughly 12 miles (19 km) west of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in rural Orange County. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, he returned to Orange County and, in 1847 or 1848, purchased 100 acres (0.40 km) of undeveloped land in the eastern portion of the county, between settlements known as Prattsburg and Pinhook, likely as a speculative investment, in advance of the planned North Carolina Railroad. In 1849, Durham donated 4 acres (16,000 m), directly adjacent to his estate, "Pandora's Box", to the railroad. The railroad, in turn, named the stop, Durham's Station in his honor. The collection of stores and houses a mile to the west of Prattsburg became "Durhamville" and the site of the new station by the early 1850s. Shortly thereafter, Durham became the first railroad agent in the vicinity of Durhamville, with a liquor license and a stake in the general store.

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Date of birth
November 3rd, 1824
Place of birth
Orange County
Date of death
February 2nd, 1859 at age of 34
Cause of death


1. University of Pennsylvania Colleges/University

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. It is also one of the Colonial Colleges. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities.

Type Private university
2013. 7.7 bil. $
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3451 Walnut Street, 19104 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2013. 10,319
2011. 11,678
2010. 11,940
2009. 12,010
2013. 11,025
2012. 13,047
2010. 13,067
Acceptance rate
2014. 9.9 %
2012. 12.3 %
2011. 12.4 %
2010. 12.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 45.9 K $
2010. 36.2 K $
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