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The county was formed in 1746 from Craven County.
It was named for Gabriel Johnston, Governor of North Carolina from 1734 to 1752.
In 1752 parts of Johnston County, Bladen County, and Granville County were combined to form Orange County. In 1758 the eastern part of Johnston County became Dobbs County. In 1770 parts of Johnston County, Cumberland County, and Orange County were combined to form Wake County. Finally, in 1855 parts of Johnston County, Edgecombe County, Nash County, and Wayne County were combined to form Wilson County.
Cities and Towns which are located primarily within Johnston County:
Benson * Clayton * Four Oaks * Kenly * Micro * Pine Level *
Princeton * Selma * Smithfield * West Smithfield * Wilson's Mills
In addition, a small portion of the town of Zebulon lies within Johnston County, the majority of which lies in neighboring Wake County.
The county is divided into seventeen townships:
Banner, Bentonville, Beulah, Boon Hill, Clayton, Cleveland, Elevation,
Ingrams, Meadow, Micro, O'Neals, Pine Level, Pleasant Grove, Selma, Smithfield, Wilders, and Wilson Mills.
Archer Lodge * Cleveland * Emit * Flowers * Hocutts Crossroads * Jordan *
McGee Crossroads * Peacocks Crossroads * Powhatan * Stancils Chapel
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