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Our Genealogy Helper for Princeton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Princeton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Princeton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Princeton is located in Johnston County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Johnston County: Harnett, Nash, Sampson, Wake, Wayne & Wilson.

Below are the counties that are near Princeton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Princeton:

  • Johnston County     (The home county of Princeton)
    • Rains Crossroads [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rains Crossroads
      • Rains Crossroads [Johnston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rains Crossroads
    • Pine Level [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Level<2>
    • Micro [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micro
      • Micro [Johnston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micro
    • Beulahtown [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulahtown
      • Beulahtown [Johnston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulahtown
    • Redwood Village [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood Village
      • Redwood Village [Johnston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood Village
    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<2>
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenly
      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<2>
    • Fairfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Johnston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<2>
    • West Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Smithfield
      • West Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Smithfield
    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mills
      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson's Mills
    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Oaks
      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<2>
  • Cumberland County
    • Falcon [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Cumberland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
    • Godwin [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Godwin
      • Godwin [Cumberland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Godwin<2>
    • Linden [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Cumberland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<2>
    • Wade [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
      • Wade [Cumberland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wade<2>
  • Duplin County
    • Calypso [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calypso
      • Calypso [Duplin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calypso have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calypso
    • Beautancus [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beautancus
      • Beautancus [Duplin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beautancus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beautancus
    • Faison [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faison
      • Faison [Duplin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faison<2>
    • Blizzards Crossroads [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blizzards Crossroads
      • Blizzards Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blizzards Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blizzards Crossroads
    • Drummersville [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drummersville
      • Drummersville [Duplin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drummersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drummersville
    • Hills Crossroads [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills Crossroads
      • Hills Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills Crossroads
    • Bowdens [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdens
      • Bowdens [Duplin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdens
    • Friendship [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Duplin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Herrings Crossroads [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herrings Crossroads
      • Herrings Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herrings Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herrings Crossroads
    • Outlaws Bridge [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Outlaws Bridge
      • Outlaws Bridge [Duplin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Outlaws Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Outlaws Bridge
    • Summerlins Crossroads [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerlins Crossroads
      • Summerlins Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerlins Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerlins Crossroads
    • Gradys Crossroads [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gradys Crossroads
      • Gradys Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gradys Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gradys Crossroads
  • Edgecombe County
    • Macclesfield [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macclesfield
      • Macclesfield [Edgecombe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macclesfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macclesfield<2>
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<2>
    • Pinetops [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinetops
      • Pinetops [Edgecombe County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetops
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinetops<2>
    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<2>
  • Franklin County
    • Bunn [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunn<2>
  • Greene County
    • Jason [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jason
      • Jason [Greene County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jason
    • Snow Hill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Greene County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill<2>
    • Walstonburg [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walstonburg
      • Walstonburg [Greene County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walstonburg
    • Glenfield [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenfield
      • Glenfield [Greene County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenfield
    • Hookerton [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookerton
      • Hookerton [Greene County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hookerton<2>
  • Harnett County
    • Grove Park [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
      • Grove Park [Harnett County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
    • Lakeside Village [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside Village
      • Lakeside Village [Harnett County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Village
    • Dunn [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
      • Dunn [Harnett County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn<2>
    • Westhaven [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westhaven
      • Westhaven [Harnett County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westhaven
    • Coats [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Harnett County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coats<2>
    • Turlington [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turlington
      • Turlington [Harnett County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turlington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turlington
    • Barclaysville [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barclaysville
      • Barclaysville [Harnett County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barclaysville
    • Erwin [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Harnett County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<2>
    • Angier [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angier
      • Angier [Harnett County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angier<2>
    • Buies Creek [Harnett County]
    • Cape Fear [Harnett County]
    • Lillington [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillington
      • Lillington [Harnett County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lillington<2>
  • Lenoir County
    • La Grange [Lenoir County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Lenoir County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<2>
    • Kinston [Lenoir County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinston
      • Kinston [Lenoir County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinston<2>
    • Pink Hill [Lenoir County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink Hill
      • Pink Hill [Lenoir County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pink Hill<2>
  • Nash County
    • Bailey [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Nash County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 569 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bailey<2>
    • Middlesex [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesex
      • Middlesex [Nash County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlesex
    • Rogers Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Crossroads
      • Rogers Crossroads [Nash County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Crossroads
    • High Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Crossroads
      • High Crossroads [Nash County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Crossroads
    • Mount Pleasant [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Nash County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Murraytown [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murraytown
      • Murraytown [Nash County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murraytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murraytown
    • Union Hope [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hope
      • Union Hope [Nash County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hope
    • Floods Chapel [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floods Chapel
      • Floods Chapel [Nash County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floods Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floods Chapel
    • Rocky Cross [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Cross
      • Rocky Cross [Nash County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Cross
    • Samaria [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
      • Samaria [Nash County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samaria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
    • Stanhope [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanhope
      • Stanhope [Nash County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanhope
    • Cliftonville [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliftonville
      • Cliftonville [Nash County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliftonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cliftonville
  • Pitt County
    • Fountain [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain
      • Fountain [Pitt County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain<2>
    • Farmville [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Pitt County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Falkland [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkland
      • Falkland [Pitt County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkland
  • Sampson County
    • Newton Grove [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Grove
      • Newton Grove [Sampson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton Grove<2>
    • Blackmans Mills [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackmans Mills
      • Blackmans Mills [Sampson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackmans Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vann Crossroads [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vann Crossroads
      • Vann Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vann Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Keener [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keener
      • Keener [Sampson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keener have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Plain View [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
      • Plain View [Sampson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
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    • Spiveys Corner [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiveys Corner
      • Spiveys Corner [Sampson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
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    • Turkey [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey
      • Turkey [Sampson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clinton [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Sampson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,332 people
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    • Salemburg [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salemburg
      • Salemburg [Sampson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salemburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roseboro [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseboro
      • Roseboro [Sampson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,183 people
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  • Wake County
    • Shotwell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shotwell
      • Shotwell [Wake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shotwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wendell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendell
      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
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    • Zebulon [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
      • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
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    • Eagle Rock [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Rock
      • Eagle Rock [Wake County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Auburn [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Wake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
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    • Emerald Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Village
      • Emerald Village [Wake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Knightdale [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightdale
      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Pleasant [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Wake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Garner [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
      • Garner [Wake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Raleigh [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Wake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474,414 people
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    • Rolesville [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolesville
      • Rolesville [Wake County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuquay-Varina
      • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wayne County
    • Raynor Town [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynor Town
      • Raynor Town [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nahunta [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nahunta
      • Nahunta [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nahunta
    • Pikeville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
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    • Mar-Mac Village [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mar-Mac Village
      • Mar-Mac Village [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mar-Mac Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mar-Mac [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mar-Mac
      • Mar-Mac [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mar-Mac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fremont [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
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    • Goldsboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsboro
      • Goldsboro [Wayne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Brogden [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brogden
      • Brogden [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brogden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berkeley Village [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley Village
      • Berkeley Village [Wayne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkeley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dudley [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eureka [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
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    • Elroy [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elroy
      • Elroy [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elroy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wilson County
    • Lucama [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucama
      • Lucama [Wilson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucama have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucama<2>
    • Scotts [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts
      • Scotts [Wilson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Black Creek [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Creek
      • Black Creek [Wilson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
    • Sims [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
      • Sims [Wilson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
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    • Stantonsburg [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stantonsburg
      • Stantonsburg [Wilson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stantonsburg<2>
    • Eastwood [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastwood
      • Eastwood [Wilson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastwood
    • Wilson [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Wilson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,479 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<2>
    • Spring Lake [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
      • Spring Lake [Wilson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saratoga [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Wilson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Princeton, see our County-by-County Page for Princeton.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Princeton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Princeton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Princeton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Princeton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Princeton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Princeton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Princeton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Princeton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Princeton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Princeton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
  • Bizzell Grove Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bizzell Grove Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bizzell Grove Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Holloman Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holloman Family Cemetery
    • The Holloman Family Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Pine Level.
    • Holloman Family Cemetery has also been known as:
    • George B. Holloman Family Cemetery
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  • Hephzibah Church Cemetery
  • Thompson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Cemetery
  • Overby Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Overby Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Overby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hinnant Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hinnant Family Cemetery
      • Hinnant Family Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Needham B. Hinnant Family Cemetery
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    • Edgerton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Edgerton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Edgerton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Edgerton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton Cemetery
    • Crocker Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
      • Greenwood Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
    • Peedin Family Burial Ground
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peedin Family Burial Ground
      • The Peedin Family Burial Ground is located outside and to the west of Selma.To be more precise, Peedin Family Burial Ground lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton.
      • Peedin Family Burial Ground has also been known as:
      • Peedin Family Cemetery
      • Wiley Peedin Cemetery
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2526792<4>
    • Selma Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Selma Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Selma Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Selma Memorial Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma Memorial Cemetery
    • Selma Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Selma Memorial Gardens
      • The Selma Memorial Gardens is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Selma.To be more accurate, Selma Memorial Gardens lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma Memorial Gardens
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #48713<4>
    • Walls Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Walls Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walls Cemetery
    • Woodard - Atkinson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodard - Atkinson Cemetery
      • Woodard - Atkinson Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Princeton.
      • Woodard - Atkinson Cemetery has also been known as:
      • J.B. Woodard Cemetery
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Princeton had a population of 248 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Princeton had a population of 1,425 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Princeton, with the one closest to Princeton listed first.

  • Princeton [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton [Johnston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Princeton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 248 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,425 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Princeton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
  • Pine Level [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
    • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 264 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Level had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
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  • Oliver [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
    • Oliver [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oliver had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
  • Pinkney [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinkney
    • Pinkney [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pinkney had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinkney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinkney
  • Micro [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micro
    • Micro [Johnston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Micro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micro
  • Bagley [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bagley
    • Bagley [Johnston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bagley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bagley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bagley
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    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 527 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Selma had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<2>
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenly
      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kenly had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<2>
    • Greenleaf [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenleaf
      • Greenleaf [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenleaf had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenleaf
    • Pikeville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pikeville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Smithfield [Johnston County]
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      • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Princeton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 550 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Smithfield had a post office and railroad service
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    • Bentonville [Johnston County]
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      • Bentonville [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Princeton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bentonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fremont [Wayne County]
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      • Fremont [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 377 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fremont had a post office and railroad service
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    • Goldsboro [Wayne County]
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      • Goldsboro [Wayne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,017 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goldsboro had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
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      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wilson's Mills had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Princeton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Princeton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Princeton ...

While our initial data about Princeton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Princeton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Princeton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Princeton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Princeton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Princeton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Princeton. See our Misc Page for Princeton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Johnston County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Johnston County: www.co.johnston.nc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Princeton) 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 Princeton. 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 PrincetonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4655, Longitude: -78.1603       In this case, the coordinates for Princeton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Princeton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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