First there were crossroads, then came the railroads and soon our small rural towns sprang up.
Johnston County has maintained its rural charm in the quaint and vintage small towns around the county...many were incorporated with the coming of the railroad through North Carolina which brought commerce and industry to our communities. Find out more about our town's histories and take the time to stroll down "America's Main Street".
Before there were street names and addresses, residents of the county associated with their local crossroads named for prominent farmers in the area or maybe the local school. Today, these crossroads represent our heritage and are still how many recognize the community center. Learn more about Johnston County, our heritage and our citizens at the Johnston County Heritage Center and by checking out the history of our towns on our websites.