County Manager:
Rick Hester
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Physical Address:
Courthouse - B-206
207 E. Johnston Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1049
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-989-5100
Fax: 919-989-5179
Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: How many towns are in Johnston County?
A: There are 11 towns in Johnston County, and the county seat is Smithfield.

Q: What Johnston County town is the newest?
A: Archer Lodge is Johnston County's newest town. It was officially established in 2009.

Q: Where does the garbage go?
A: After being picked up, trash is taken to the County Landfill.

Q: What is the historical significance of Bentonville?
A: The last major Civil War battle was fought in Johnston County at Bentonville.

Q: Where did the name 'Johnston' come from?
A: Johnston County was named after Governor Gabriel Johnston, and was officially founded in 1746.

Q: How can I help the environment in Johnston County?
A: There are 12 places, called recycling centers or convenience centers, in Johnston County where you can put your old soda cans, plastic bottles, glass jars, and newspapers so they can be used again to make new things. Recycling your trash helps reduce the size of the landfill and save the environment.

Q: Where can I find demographic information for Johnston County?
A: Demographic information can be found on the Economic Development Department’s “Publications and Demographic Reports” website by clicking here

Q: How many schools are in Johnston County, and how many students attend them?
A: There are 32 elementary and middle schools. There are 8 high schools in Johnston County. There are around 31,000 students attending these schools.