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Our Genealogy Helper for Smithfield ...

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 Smithfield (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 Smithfield. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Smithfield is located in Johnston County and is the County Seat.

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 Smithfield. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Smithfield:

  • Johnston County     (The home county of Smithfield)
    • Fairfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Johnston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • West Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Smithfield
      • West Smithfield [Johnston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Smithfield
    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<3>
    • Redwood Village [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood Village
      • Redwood Village [Johnston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood Village
    • Pine Level [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • 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<3>
    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mills
      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<3>
    • Micro [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micro
      • Micro [Johnston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micro
    • Princeton [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<3>
    • Rains Crossroads [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rains Crossroads
      • Rains Crossroads [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rains Crossroads
    • Beulahtown [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulahtown
      • Beulahtown [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulahtown
    • Clayton [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • Allens Crossroads [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Crossroads
      • Allens Crossroads [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Crossroads
  • Chatham County
    • Cary [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Chatham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<3>
  • Cumberland County
    • Falcon [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Cumberland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Godwin<3>
    • Linden [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Cumberland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<3>
    • Wade [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
      • Wade [Cumberland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wade<3>
    • Eastover [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastover
      • Eastover [Cumberland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
    • Stedman [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stedman
      • Stedman [Cumberland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stedman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stedman<3>
  • Duplin County
    • Calypso [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calypso
      • Calypso [Duplin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calypso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calypso
    • Faison [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faison
      • Faison [Duplin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faison<3>
    • Warsaw [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Duplin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<3>
  • Durham County
    • Morrisville [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
      • Morrisville [Durham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<3>
  • Edgecombe County
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Sutton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Bunn [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Franklin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunn<3>
    • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Forest
      • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<3>
    • Youngsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
      • Youngsville [Franklin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville<3>
    • Louisburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisburg
      • Louisburg [Franklin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<3>
  • Greene County
    • Snow Hill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Greene County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill<3>
    • Walstonburg [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walstonburg
      • Walstonburg [Greene County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walstonburg
  • Harnett County
    • Grove Park [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
      • Grove Park [Harnett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Village
    • Westhaven [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westhaven
      • Westhaven [Harnett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coats<3>
    • Dunn [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
      • Dunn [Harnett County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn<3>
    • Turlington [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turlington
      • Turlington [Harnett County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barclaysville
    • Erwin [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Harnett County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<3>
    • Angier [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angier
      • Angier [Harnett County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angier<3>
    • Buies Creek [Harnett County]
    • Averasboro [Harnett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Averasboro
      • Averasboro [Harnett County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
    • Chalybeate Springs [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalybeate Springs
      • Chalybeate Springs [Harnett County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalybeate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalybeate Springs
    • Rawls [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawls
      • Rawls [Harnett County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawls
  • Lee County
    • Broadway [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadway
      • Broadway [Lee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<3>
  • Lenoir County
    • La Grange [Lenoir County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Lenoir County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<3>
  • Nash County
    • Middlesex [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesex
      • Middlesex [Nash County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Crossroads
    • Bailey [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Nash County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 569 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bailey<3>
    • Murraytown [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murraytown
      • Murraytown [Nash County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murraytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hope
    • Rocky Cross [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Cross
      • Rocky Cross [Nash County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samaria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
    • Mount Pleasant [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Nash County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • High Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Crossroads
      • High Crossroads [Nash County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Crossroads
    • Frazier Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier Crossroads
      • Frazier Crossroads [Nash County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frazier Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazier Crossroads
    • Gold Valley Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Valley Crossroads
      • Gold Valley Crossroads [Nash County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Valley Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Valley Crossroads
    • Floods Chapel [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floods Chapel
      • Floods Chapel [Nash County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floods Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floods Chapel
    • Stanhope [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanhope
      • Stanhope [Nash County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanhope
  • Sampson County
    • Blackmans Mills [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackmans Mills
      • Blackmans Mills [Sampson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackmans Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackmans Mills
    • Newton Grove [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Grove
      • Newton Grove [Sampson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton Grove<3>
    • Plain View [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
      • Plain View [Sampson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain View
    • Spiveys Corner [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiveys Corner
      • Spiveys Corner [Sampson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiveys Corner
    • Vann Crossroads [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vann Crossroads
      • Vann Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vann Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vann Crossroads
    • Keener [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keener
      • Keener [Sampson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keener have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keener
    • Reynolds Crossroads [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynolds Crossroads
      • Reynolds Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynolds Crossroads
    • Clinton [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Sampson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Salemburg [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salemburg
      • Salemburg [Sampson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salemburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salemburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salemburg<3>
    • Turkey [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey
      • Turkey [Sampson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turkey<3>
    • Roseboro [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseboro
      • Roseboro [Sampson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseboro<3>
    • Autryville [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autryville
      • Autryville [Sampson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autryville
  • Wake County
    • Shotwell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shotwell
      • Shotwell [Wake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shotwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shotwell
    • Auburn [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Wake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Emerald Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Village
      • Emerald Village [Wake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Village
    • Eagle Rock [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Rock
      • Eagle Rock [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Rock
    • Wendell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendell
      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<3>
    • Mount Pleasant [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Garner [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
      • Garner [Wake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<3>
    • Zebulon [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
      • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<3>
    • Hopedale [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopedale
      • Hopedale [Wake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopedale
    • Knightdale [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightdale
      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<3>
    • Macks Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macks Village
      • Macks Village [Wake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macks Village
    • Hertford Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hertford Village
      • Hertford Village [Wake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hertford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hertford Village
    • Kennebec [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennebec
      • Kennebec [Wake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennebec
  • Wayne County
    • Raynor Town [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynor Town
      • Raynor Town [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynor Town
    • Nahunta [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nahunta
      • Nahunta [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nahunta
    • Mar-Mac [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mar-Mac
      • Mar-Mac [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mar-Mac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mar-Mac
    • Fremont [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Wayne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<3>
    • Pikeville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Wayne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<3>
    • Mar-Mac Village [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mar-Mac Village
      • Mar-Mac Village [Wayne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mar-Mac Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mar-Mac Village
    • Brogden [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brogden
      • Brogden [Wayne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brogden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brogden
    • Goldsboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsboro
      • Goldsboro [Wayne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsboro<3>
    • Dudley [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Wayne County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dudley<3>
    • Berkeley Village [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley Village
      • Berkeley Village [Wayne County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkeley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley Village
    • Eureka [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Wayne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
    • Elroy [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elroy
      • Elroy [Wayne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elroy
    • Mount Olive [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Wayne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Olive<3>
  • Wilson County
    • Lucama [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucama
      • Lucama [Wilson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucama<3>
    • Scotts [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts
      • Scotts [Wilson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts
    • Sims [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
      • Sims [Wilson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sims<3>
    • Black Creek [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Creek
      • Black Creek [Wilson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
    • Spring Lake [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
      • Spring Lake [Wilson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
    • Wilson [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Wilson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<3>
    • Stantonsburg [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stantonsburg
      • Stantonsburg [Wilson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stantonsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stantonsburg<3>
    • Eastwood [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastwood
      • Eastwood [Wilson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastwood
    • Saratoga [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Wilson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • 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<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Smithfield ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithfield.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Smithfield. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Smithfield and those printed in the larger area surrounding Smithfield.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Smithfield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Smithfield:

  • 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 Smithfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smithfield.

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 Smithfield covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • John D. Thomas Cemetery
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Hills of Neuse Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hills of Neuse Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hills of Neuse Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills of Neuse Memorial Gardens
  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
  • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walls Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Selma Memorial Gardens
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma Memorial Cemetery
    • Peedin Family Burial Ground
    • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Eason Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eason Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eason Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eason Cemetery
    • Barham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barham Cemetery
    • Lassiter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lassiter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lassiter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lassiter Cemetery
    • Crocker Cemetery
    • Oakey Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakey Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakey Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakey Grove Cemetery

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 Smithfield had a population of 550 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Smithfield had a population of 13,333 people.

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

  • Smithfield [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
    • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Smithfield
    • 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
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>
  • Selma [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
    • Selma [Johnston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
    • 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<3>
  • Oliver [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
    • Oliver [Johnston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
  • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mills
    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
    • 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
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson's Mills
  • Pine Level [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
    • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
    • 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
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Level<3>
  • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Oaks
    • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Four Oaks had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<3>
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    • Spilona [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spilona
      • Spilona [Johnston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Smithfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spilona had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spilona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spilona
    • Micro [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micro
      • Micro [Johnston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micro
    • Princeton [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithfield
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<3>
    • Bagley [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bagley
      • Bagley [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bagley
    • Bentonville [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonville
      • Bentonville [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Smithfield
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonville
    • Clayton [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 478 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clayton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer Lodge
      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Smithfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Archer Lodge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
      • Archer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer Lodge
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenly
      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<3>
    • Benson [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Johnston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 191 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Benson had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Smithfield. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smithfield.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Smithfield ...

While our initial data about Smithfield came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Smithfield 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 Smithfield.

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 Smithfield:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

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The official website for Smithfield: www.smithfield-nc.com/

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 '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- Smithfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smithfield. 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 SmithfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5085, Longitude: -78.3395    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Smithfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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