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Town of Smithfield


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History / Facts

Smithfield was Johnston County's first town and second county seat. The town was started near Smith's ferry on the Neuse River. The county court house was moved from Hinton's Quarter to Smithfield in 1771. The town was first known as Johnston County Courthouse. It was incorporated as Smithfield in 1777.

The third North Carolina state legislature met in Smithfield in 1779 and 1780.

Links

https://www.smithfield-nc.com/ - Town of Smithfield Website

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


Census Information

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/smithfieldtownnorthcarolina

 

Maps

Smithfield Map by Johnston County GIS