The Johnston County Heritage Center is a museum and library dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Johnston County, NC, and to making it accessible to the public.
Established in 1746, Johnston County boasts an interesting history, including as the setting for some events of statewide and national significance.  The Heritage Center works to tell the stories of Johnston County and its citizens over the course of the past 250 plus years.  Visitors to the Heritage Center can learn about local history in fascinating exhibits and research their own family genealogy in the Reading Room.
241 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-2836
Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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As a Main Street America Affiliateâ„¢, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Community ms vertical color logoSmithfield is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.