Johnston County offers great connections to history, entertainment, dining, lodging, and outlet shopping, along with a generous helping of true southern hospitality. Located midway between New York and Florida on I-95 and at the cross-roads of I-95 and I-40, Johnston County connects the nation’s North and South with East and West. Its location places it only a two-hour drive from Atlantic Coast Beaches and a four-hour drive from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Johnston County is home to eleven towns, listed in order of size: Smithfield, Clayton, Selma, Benson, Archer Lodge, Kenly, Four Oaks, Cleveland 4042 area of Garner,Pine Level, Princeton, Wilson’s Mills, and Micro.
If you stop by in your travels, you might want to check out the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, which is the location of the last major battle of the Civil War and the largest military engagement ever fought on North Carolina soil. Other attractions include Atkinson’s Mill, a working gristmill dating back 240 years; the Tobacco Farm Life Museum preserves an authentic slice of eastern North Carolina’s rural heritage; and the Ava Gardner Museum celebrating the career of the film legend who was born and raised near Smithfield. Shoppers far and wide visit the 75 discount outlets and shops at Factory Stores of America in Smithfield.
The communities of Johnston County have many things in common–a relaxed atmosphere and friendly people. From community festivals to sporting events, Johnston County is a kaleidoscope of unique sights, sounds, ideas and experiences complemented by a colorful array of rural and small-town history and culture.
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