Harnett County, North Carolina

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Harnett County, North Carolina
Harnett County Courthouse.jpg
Harnett County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Harnett County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded1855
Named forCornelius Harnett
SeatLillington
Largest cityDunn
Area
 • Total601 sq mi (1,557 km2)
 • Land595 sq mi (1,541 km2)
 • Water6.3 sq mi (16 km2), 1.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2014)126,666
 • Density212.8/sq mi (82.2/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.harnett.org

Harnett County is a county in the state of North Carolina, United States. In 2000, 91,025 people lived there. Its county seat is Lillington.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1855 from Cumberland County. It was named for Cornelius Harnett.

Government[change | change source]

Harnett County is a member of the Mid-Carolina Council of Governments.

Connected Counties[change | change source]

Cities and Towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Harnett County:

Other websites[change | change source]