20th Century History

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:00 AM by JCVB Staff

Here in the 21st Century, Smithfield and Selma are towns looking much younger than their actual ages. Smithfield was founded in 1777 - more than two centuries ago. Selma was established in 1867,…

Early History of Johnston County

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:00 AM by JCVB Staff

Settlers followed the Neuse River From time immemorial to the eighteenth century, there were Indian villages and Indian trails in the upper Neuse River region of North Carolina that became the land of…

Railroad History

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:00 AM by JCVB Staff

How the railroad inspired our towns In the antebellum times of the 1840's, the most vociferous advocates of inland waterway transportation were reluctant to yield their enthusiasm to the burgeoning…
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