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Welcome to Lillington ...

The town of Lillington is located in Harnett County<1> and is the County Seat for Harnett County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Lillington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1874.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lillington has a population of 3,666 people<2> (see below for details).

Lillington is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lillington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Lillington: (910)

The ZIP code for Lillington: 27546<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lillington had an population of 3,666 people. This is an increase of 14.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lillington had a population of 3,194 people. This makes Lillington the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lillington represents 0.03% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 192nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,194 people, the population of Lillington increased 9.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,915 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lillington.

Communities near Lillington ...

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

  • Holly Springs
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
    • Holly Springs is located in Wake County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,882 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs <6>
  • Fuquay - Varina
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Fuquay - Varina
    • Fuquay - Varina is located in Wake County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,145 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fuquay - Varina <6>
  • Spring Lake
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
    • Spring Lake is located in Cumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,980 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Lake <6>
  • Dunn
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
    • Dunn is located in Harnett County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,684 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn <6>
  • Angier
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Erwin
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin is located in Harnett County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,202 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin <6>
  • Benson
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Coats
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
    • Coats is located in Harnett County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,520 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coats <6>
  • Broadway
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Wade
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
    • Wade is located in Cumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wade <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 Lillington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lillington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lillington. 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 Lillington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lillington. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lillington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lillington ...

Looking for more information about Lillington? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lillington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lillington.

Adding Lillington to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lillington was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Lillington post office opened in 1874.

We also found Lillington in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lillington.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lillington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Harnett, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lillington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lillington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Lillington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lillington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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