Johnston County, North Carolina

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Johnston County, North Carolina
County of Johnston
Johnston County, NC courthouse from NE 2.JPG
Johnston County Courthouse in Smithfield
Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
FoundedJune 28, 1746
Named forGabriel Johnston
Largest townClayton
 • Total796 sq mi (2,062 km2)
 • Land791 sq mi (2,049 km2)
 • Water4.2 sq mi (11 km2), 0.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)196,708
 • Density229.4/sq mi (88.6/km2)
ZIP Code(s)27501, 27504, 27520, 27524, 27527, 27529, 27542, 27555, 27557, 27568, 27569, 27576, 27577, 27591, 27592, 27597, 27603, 28334, 28366
Area code(s)919, 984
Congressional districts2nd, 7th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

Johnston County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 121,965 people lived there. In 2006, population was 152,143.[1] Its county seat is Smithfield.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1746 from Craven County. It was named for Gabriel Johnston, who used to be the governor of North Carolina.

In 1752 parts of Johnston County, Bladen County, and Granville County were combined to form Orange County. In 1758 the eastern part of Johnston County became Dobbs County. In 1770 parts of Johnston County, Cumberland County, and Orange County were combined to form Wake County. And in 1855 parts of Johnston County, Edgecombe County, Nash County, and Wayne County were combined to form Wilson County.

Government[change | change source]

Johnston County is a member of the regional Triangle J Council of Governments.

Connected Counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Johnston County:

Major Roads[change | change source]

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Johnston County:

Newspapers in Johnston County[change | change source]

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