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Three distinct areas of Smithfield, NC offer features that make the area attractive to residents and visitors.
Towns in Johnston County, NC include Benson, Clayton, Cleveland, Four Oaks, Kenly, Selma and Smithfield.
Johnston County’s downtowns offer bustling commerce, quaint historic streets, a welcoming hand and many community hubs for family fun.
The Smithfield, NC area is characterized by a sense of community, manifested in thriving downtowns, well-attended festivals, support of school sports and a strong faith community.
As the seat of Johnston County, Smithfield heads one of the fastest-growing areas in North Carolina. Just a short drive from Raleigh-Durham, the area is known for its highly acclaimed school system as well as its strong workforce programs at Johnston Community College. A leader in agri-tourism, Smithfield is also the birthplace of the late Ava Gardner, and her house-turned-museum landed the city on Livability.com's Top 10 Unusual Museums.
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