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Held in Downtown Smithfield's historic Riverside Cemetery, the Johnston County Heritage Center's Ghost Walk tells the stories of some of Johnston County's most famous (and infamous) former residents.

The 2023 Ghost Walk will be held Thursday, October 26.  Check back soon for more information.


Past ghosts include:

Ava Gardner

Percy Flowers

Governor Gabriel Johnston

Simon Godwin

Hubert Banks

Florence Adams

Calvin Jones

Blanche Mitchener

...And Many More!


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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.