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Welcome to West Smithfield ...

West Smithfield is located in Johnston County<1>.

The location of West Smithfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for West Smithfield: W. Smithfield

West Smithfield is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for West Smithfield: (919) & (984)<4>

Communities near West Smithfield ...

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

  • Garner [Wake County]
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    • Garner [Wake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of West 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<6>
  • Clayton [Johnston County]
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    • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of West 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<6>
  • Knightdale [Wake County]
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    • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of West 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<6>
  • Wendell [Wake County]
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    • Wendell [Wake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of West Smithfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Selma [Johnston County]
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      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the east of West Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<6>
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
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      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of West 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]<5> to the southwest of West Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<6>
    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
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      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the north of West Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
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    • Coats [Harnett County]
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      • Coats [Harnett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of West Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coats<6>
    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
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      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of West 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<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Smithfield ...

Looking for more information about West 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.

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

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About Johnston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Smithfield. 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>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>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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Smithfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West 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 West Smithfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West SmithfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Smithfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5271, Longitude: -78.3553       In this case, the coordinates for West Smithfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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