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241 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
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Smithfield, NC 27577
 
Phone: 919-934-2836
Historic Properties

NOTE: Photographs of some of the historic properties are available online.  If a property has photos available, you'll see a bold-face link following its name. 


Johnston County properties on the
National Register of Historic Places
(with date of eligibility)

Banner Township - including Town of Benson
Benson Historic District (5-9-85) click here for documentation
Hannah's Creek Primitive Baptist Church (1-25-91)

Bentonville Township
Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site (2-26-70)
Harper House (2-26-70)

Beulah Township - including Town of Kenly
Boyette Slave House (9-20-79)

Boon Hill Township - including Town of Princeton
Atkinson-Smith House (6-5-75)
Hastings-McKinnie House (9-8-83)
Princeton Graded School (10-4-05)
Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church (1-31-08) click here for photos & documentation

Clayton Township - including Town of Clayton
(former) Clayton Banking Company Building (12-6-96)
(former) Clayton Graded School & Auditorium (10-20-01)
Ellington-Ellis Farm (7-21-83) click here for photos
Stallings-Carpenter House (3-28-83)
Clayton Historic District (6-7-10) click here for photos & documentation

Cleveland Township
Sanders-Hairr House, aka White Oak (5-6-71) click here for photos 
Walter R. & Eliza Smith Moore House (5-4-05)
Cleveland School (9-7-05)

Elevation Township
None

Ingrams Township - including Town of Four Oaks
Four Oaks Commercial Historic District (8-9-06) click here for photos & documentation

Meadow Township
None

Micro Township - including Town of Micro
None

O'Neals Township
None

Pine Level Township - including Town of Pine Level
None

Pleasant Grove Township
None

Selma Township - including Town of Selma 
Noah Edward Edgerton House (6-24-82)
Nowell-Mayerburg-Oliver House (6-24-82)
William E. Smith House (6-24-82)
Everitt P. Stevens House (6-24-82) click here for photos 
Union Station (6-24-82)
Downtown Selma Historic District (8-30-10) click here for photos & documentation
West Selma Historic District (12-30-11) click here for photos & documentation
Richard B. Harrison High School (12-26-12) click here for photos & documentation

Smithfield Township - including Town of Smithfield
Johnston County Courthouse (5-10-79)
Hood Brothers Building (8-14-86)
Hood-Strickland House (8-23-90)
(former) U. S. Post Office (4-22-93)
Downtown Smithfield Historic District (10-14-93) click here for documentation
Brooklyn Historic District (5-5-00) click here for documentation
North Smithfield Historic District (5-26-00) click here for documentation
Watson-Sanders House (1-26-01) click here for photos 
Smithfield Masonic Lodge (9-28-07)  click here for photos & documentation

Wilders Township
None

Wilson's Mills Township - including Town of Wilson's Mills
None

Click here for the state's complete list of sites on the National Register including links to PDFs about each property and locator maps.

Johnston County properties
on Study List for National Register
(with date added to Study List)

Bentonville Township
Ransom Lee House (10-14-82)
W. K. Vann House (10-14-82)
Williams-Massey House (1-13-83)
Plainview School (10-13-05)

Beulah Township - including Town of Kenly
J. E. Atkinson Farm (1-13-83)
East Bailey Avenue Historic District, Kenly (1-13-83)
Kenly Historic District (1-13-83)
L. Berry Richardson Farm (1-13-83)

Boon Hill Township - including Town of Princeton
E. J. Holt House and Mill (10-14-82) - mill gone
West Massey House (10-14-82)
Brogden Teacherage (10-13-05)
Gurley Milling Company (10-12-06)
Wood-Rainey Cotton Gin (10-12-06)
Princeton Historic District (10-12-06)

Clayton Township - including Town of Clayton
Battle-Horne-Benson House (10-14-82)
Bethesda Baptist Church (10-14-82)
Bryan-Wilkins House (10-14-82)
Julius B. Lee House (10-14-82)
Allen J. Barbour House (1-13-83)
Durham-Ellington-Compton House (1-13-83)
Dr. James A. Griffin House (1-13-83)
Horne Memorial United Methodist Church (1-13-83)
B. M. Robertson Mule Company (1-13-83)
Yelvington House (1-13-83)
Stallings-Carpenter Farm (10-13-05)
Stallings-Turner Farm (10-13-05)

Cleveland Township
Anderson Gower Farm (10-14-82) - destroyed
L. D. Wood Farm (10-14-82)
Polenta Historic District (10-14-82)
Ransom Penny Farm (10-14-82)
Sanders-Avera-Myatt House (10-14-82)
Sanders Family Farms Historic District - partly in Smithfield Township (10-14-82)
Tanglewood Farm (10-14-82)
Gower-Bundy House (1-13-83)
Penny-Atkinson Farm (1-13-83)
William Wesley Pate House (1-13-83)
Ransom Bridges Farm (10-13-05)

Elevation Township
James H. Lassiter Farm (10-14-82)
Josephus Johnson Farm (10-14-82)
Robert I. Lassiter House and Store (10-14-82) - store heavily damaged by Hurricane Fran
William "Lamm" Lassiter Farm (10-14-82)
Willis Turlington House and Cemetery (10-14-82)
Hardee Farm (10-13-05)
Ezra Rural Historic District (10-13-05)

Ingrams Township - including Town of Four Oaks
Ashley A. Blackman House and Cemetery (10-14-82)
James E. "Bud" Lee Farm and Cemetery (10-14-82)
John Sorrell Wood House (10-14-82)
Dr. J. H. Stanley House (1-13-83)
John Waltermore Stanley House (1-13-83)
New Hope Church (10-13-05)

Meadow Township
Carowood Farm (10-14-82)
Alfred Altman House (1-13-83)
James Henry Johnson Farm (1-13-83)
Parker Mill (1-10-92)
Reedy Prong Primitive Baptist Church (10-13-05)

Micro Township - including Town of Micro
Hatcher School (10-13-05)

O'Neals Township
O'Neal Family House (10-14-82)
Thanksgiving Historic District (10-14-82)
William Robertson House & Cemetery (10-14-82)
Atkinson's Mill (10-13-05)
Log Building (10-13-05)
Luby & Betty Creech Batten Farm (10-13-05)
N.C. Highway 42 Bridge over Little River (10-13-05)

Pine Level Township - including Town of Pine Level
Pine Level Historic District (1-13-83)

Pleasant Grove Township
Edwin S. Coats House (10-14-82)
James P. Edmundson House (10-14-82)
John Rufus Coats House (10-14-82)
Ben Dixon House & Cemetery (1-13-83)
Joseph B. Hardee House (1-13-83)
M.P. Pleasant Farm & Tram Barn (10-12-06)
H.H. Johnson House (2-14-08)

Selma Township - including Town of Selma
Bank of Selma/American Telephone and Telegraph Building (11-1-79)
People's Bank and Trust Company Buildings (11-1-79)
Person-Vick Building (11-1-79)
Selma Manufacturing Company Building (11-1-79)
Dr. J.B. Person House (10-13-05)
Ethel Mill Village (10-13-05)
Lizzie Mill Village (10-13-05)
Raiford & Charlotte Pierce Williamson Farm (10-13-05)
Samuel P. Wood House (10-13-05)
Selma Gymnasium (10-13-05)
Selma Residential Historic District (10-13-05)

Smithfield Township - including Town of Smithfield
Hastings House (4-16-71)
Elizabeth United Methodist Church (3-10-77)
Ashley Guy Powell Farm (10-14-82)
Crantock Farm (10-14-82)
Elmhurst Farm (10-14-82)
James Rufus Creech Farm (10-14-82)
John Massey House (10-14-82)
John W. Poole House (10-14-82)
Sanders Family Farms Historic District - partly in Cleveland Township (10-14-82)
Wallace-Rand Farm (10-14-82)
Watson-Sanders Farm (10-14-82)
Radford-Creech House (1-13-83)
Roberts and Wellons Inc. Building (1-13-83)
Sanders-Rose House (1-13-83)
Smithfield Mule Company Barn (1-13-83) - demolished
South Front Street Historic District (1-13-83)
William J. Daughtry Farm (1-13-83)
Willis D. "Babe" Johnson House (1-13-83) - burned
Jesse Whitley Farm (10-14-82)
Charlie Smith House (10-13-05)
Harrison Tobacco Warehouse (10-13-05)
Ivanhoe Mill Village (10-13-05)
Johnston County Home - former "poor house" (10-13-05)
Pomona Home Demonstration Club Building - former Pomona School (10-13-05)
Railroad Bridge over Market Street (10-13-05)
Short Journey School (10-13-05)
Stephenson (Murray) Gin (10-13-05)

Wilders Township
Batten-Boyette-Keyes Farm (10-13-05)
Calvary United Methodist Church (10-13-05)
J.O. Barnes Store & House (10-13-05)
N.C. Highway 42 Bridges over Neuse River & Buffalo Creek (10-13-05)
Wheeler Tenant House (10-13-05)

Wilson's Mills Township - including Town of Wilson's Mills
Robert Napoleon Youngblood House (10-14-82)
Nathaniel Mitchiner House (10-14-82)
Wilson's Mills Historic District (1-13-83)
Wilson's Mills Disciples of Christ Church (10-13-05)


NOTE:  Convinced of eligibility based on preliminary data, a state review committee adds a property to the Study List as the first step toward National Register designation. The second step is preparation of an in-depth report on the architecture, landscape, and history of the property (a nomination), which is then reviewed at the state and federal levels. Property owners generally hire a professional architectural historian to prepare the nomination. For further information, contact the State Historic Preservation Office by clicking on this link.