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Welcome to Harnett ...

Although we found mention of Harnett during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Harnett was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Harnett to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Harnett, please Contact Us.


The pronunciation of Harnett: HAR-nit<2>

Harnett is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Harnett might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Harnett would be found within the (910) area code.

Communities near Harnett ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harnett.

  • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuquay-Varina
    • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Harnett
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuquay-Varina have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuquay-Varina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fuquay-Varina<6>
  • Spring Lake [Cumberland County]
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    • Spring Lake [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Harnett
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Lake<6>
  • Dunn [Harnett County]
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    • Dunn [Harnett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Harnett
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,684 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn<6>
  • Angier [Harnett County]
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    • Angier [Harnett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Harnett
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angier<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Erwin [Harnett County]
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      • Erwin [Harnett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Harnett
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,202 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<6>
    • Benson [Johnston County]
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      • Benson [Johnston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Harnett
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<6>
    • Eastover [Cumberland County]
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      • Eastover [Cumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Harnett
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,677 people
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    • Lillington [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillington
      • Lillington [Harnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the north of Harnett
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lillington<6>
    • Coats [Harnett County]
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      • Coats [Harnett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Harnett
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coats<6>
    • Broadway [Lee County]
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      • Broadway [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Harnett
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harnett. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harnett.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harnett. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harnett.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harnett. See our Newspapers Page for Harnett.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harnett ...

Looking for more information about Harnett? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Harnett, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Harnett.

Adding Harnett to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harnett in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Harnett was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Harnett on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Harnett County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Harnett County: www.harnett.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Harnett and then turned east". While Harnett could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Harnett as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Harnett could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Harnett. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harnett - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harnett) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harnett. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HarnettOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harnett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3465, Longitude: -78.7927    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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