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Welcome to Johnston County

Johnston County was formed from Craven in 1746 and named for Gabriel Johnston who was the royal governor of North Carolina from 1734-1752. It was later used to form parts of Dobbs, Orange, Wake and Wilson counties. With a total area of 796 square miles and an estimated population of 163,428 in 2008, Johnston County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.

Although it's value to surrounding counties is clear, Johnston County genealogy has also been a necessary resource for many southern descendents who are searching for their forefathers, many of which settled briefly in Johnston County before continuing their journeys to other Southern states.

Towns: Archer Lodge, Benson, Clayton, Four Oaks, Kenly, Micro, Pine Level, Princeton, Selma, Smithfield (county seat) and Wilson's Mills

Townships: Banner, Bentonville, Beulah, Boon Hill, Clayton, Cleveland, Elevation, Ingrams, Meadow, Micro, O'Neals, Pine Level, Pleasant Grove, Selma, Smithfield, Wilders and Wilson's Mills

Unincorporated Communities: Cleveland, Emit, Flowers, Hocutt's Crossroads, Jordan, McGee's Crossroads, Peacock's Crossroads, Powhatan and Stancil's Chapel

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Hundreds of records added to the various sections of the website, along with major cemetery section enhancements.
It's hard to believe that it's been over a year since we've last updated our "What's New" feed. Since that time, we've added links to 9 Articles & Publications, 16 Bibles, 9 Biographies, 3 Census Records, 2 Court Records, 6 Deaths & Obituaries, 5 Deeds, 32 Historic Places, 122 Marriages, 2 Military Sources, 26 Photographs, 5 Wills & Estates and that was just the start... Read More


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  • Indexes for Johnston County Wills, Civil War Soldiers and Civil War Sailors have been added with updates to the "Name Index".
  • The "Name Index" is ready! Search census & cemetery records with just one click.
  • Latitudes & Longitudes mapped for JC Cemeteries
  • New links to Wills & Estates, Military, Immigration and other genealogy resources.
  • The 1810 Census has finally arrived!

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Michael W. Kay
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Site last updated on February 15, 2015