Johnston County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide2016-06-12T19:05:37+00:00

Johnston County, North Carolina Records

Johnston County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on June 28, 1746 from Craven County. This county was named for Gabriel Johnston (1699–1752), a governor of colonial North Carolina.

Johnston County is bordered by Nash County (northeast), Wilson County (northeast), Wayne County (southeast), Sampson County (south), Harnett County (southwest), Wake County (northwest).

Johnston County Cities and Towns include Benson, Clayton, FourOaks, Kenly, Micro, PineLevel, Princeton, Selma, Smithfield, WestSmithfield, Wilson%27sMills, Zebulon. A Map of Johnston County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Ohio maps at MapGeeks.org.

Johnston County Townships include Banner, Bentonville, Beulah, Boon Hill, Clayton, Cleveland, Elevation, Ingrams, Meadow, Micro, O'Neals, Pine Level, Pleasant Grove, Selma, Smithfield, Wilders, and Wilson Mills. View a Map of Johnston County Townships.

Johnston County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Johnston County, North Carolina Courthouse
Johnston County, NC Courthouse


Old Johnston County Courthouse

The Johnston County Courthouse is located in Smithfield, North Carolina. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Johnston county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Also see the Johnston County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. Some early records are missing, Records Fragmented.

Johnston County, North Carolina Census Records

Johnston County, North Carolina Vital Records

Johnston County, North Carolina Resources

Johnston County, North Carolina External Links