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Welcome to Smithfield ...

The town of Smithfield is located in Johnston County<1> and is the County Seat for Johnston County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Smithfield has a population of 12,991 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Smithfield.

Smithfield is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Smithfield: (919) and (984)<4>

The ZIP code for Smithfield: 27577<5>

Websites for Smithfield ...

Official Website: www.smithfield-nc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smithfield had an population of 12,991 people. This is an increase of 18.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smithfield had a population of 10,966 people (or 6.49% of the total population of Johnston County). This makes Smithfield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Smithfield represents 0.12% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,966 people, the population of Smithfield decreased 4.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,510 people).

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

Communities Also Named Smithfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Smithfield - they are located in Alabama (3), Alberta, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New York, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (2), Ontario (3), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia (3) and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Smithfield.

Communities near Smithfield ...

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

  • Clayton [Johnston County]
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    • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<8>
  • Wendell [Wake County]
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    • Wendell [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> 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<8>
  • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
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    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Smithfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
    • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
    • Archer
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  • Benson [Johnston County]
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    • Benson [Johnston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Smithfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coats [Harnett County]
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      • Coats [Harnett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> 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<8>
    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
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      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<8>
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
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      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<8>
    • Princeton [Johnston County]
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      • Princeton [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<8>
    • Newton Grove [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Grove
      • Newton Grove [Sampson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> 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<8>
    • Micro [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micro
      • Micro [Johnston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micro

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithfield. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Smithfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smithfield ...

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

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

Adding Smithfield to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Smithfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Johnston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Johnston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Smithfield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smithfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Smithfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Smithfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, we've provided the following link: 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    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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