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Town of Four Oaks


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History / Facts

Four Oaks was one of several towns founded along a branch of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, completed though Johnston County in 1886.

Four Oaks named for four oak tree sprouts growing from a stump—incorporated in 1889, and at that time had a post office, a public gin, saw and grist mills, a saloon and general store, a church, and a population of 25.

Cotton and tobacco farming were notable industries in the surrounding community.

Street lights were installed in 1907, and by 1910 Four Oaks had a population of 329.

The Four Oaks Commercial Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Links

http://fouroaks-nc.com/ - Town of Four Oaks Website

https://www.johnstoncountync.org/four-oaks/ - Johnston County Visitors Bureau
 

Census Information

https://www.census.gov/

 

Maps

Four Oaks Map by Johnston County GIS