Johnston County, North Carolina

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Johnston County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Johnston County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1746
Seat Smithfield
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

796 sq mi (2,062 km²)
792 sq mi (2,051 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.50%
 - (2006)
 - Density

153/sq mi (59/km²)

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]

References[change | change source]

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