Trinity is a city in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 6,614 at the 2010 census.
The community was named after Trinity College, which later became Duke University. Trinity College started as Brown's Schoolhouse, a private subscription school founded in 1838. The school was organized by a group of Methodists and Quakers, and was officially started by Hezekiah Leigh; the same Leigh who is widely recognized as the founder of Randolph-Macon College. In 1841 North Carolina issued a charter for Union Institute Academy. The school took the name Trinity College in 1859, and in 1892, the college moved to Durham.
Sealy Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of bedding products with sales of $1.2 billion in 2003, is headquartered in Trinity.
Former baseball player Gil English died in Trinity, North Carolina. Trinity is also home to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Bobby Labonte, Brian Vickers and Kyle Petty. The "World's Longest Hot Wheels Track" was built at the Kyle Petty Farm in Trinity on May 9, 1999.
Trinity is located at 35°52′25″N 80°0′37″W (35.873522, -80.010158).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.0 square miles (44 km2), of which, 16.9 square miles (44 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.59%) is water.