Graham is a city in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Burlington, North CarolinaMetropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census the population was 14,153. It is the county seat of Alamance County. Graham was laid out in 1849 as the county seat of the newly formed Alamance County, and was incorporated as a town in 1851; it became a city in 1961. It was named for William Alexander Graham, U.S. senator from North Carolina (18401843) and governor of North Carolina (18451849).