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Smithfieldtown and county seat, central Johnston County on Neuse River. County court first held at the site in August 1771, when it became the county seat. Known as Johnston Court House until 1777, when it was est. as Smithfield. Named for John Smith, owner of land on which the town developed. The legislature met there in 1779. Produces textiles, apparel, lumber, electronic components, and processed meat. Alt. 155. See also Hinton's Quarter. Home of Ava Gardner Museum.
Smithfield Townshipcentral Johnston County.
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