The Johnston County Heritage Center

  Begun in 1967 as The Johnston County Room of the public library, the Johnston County Heritage Center has become known as one of the best equipped facilities in the country for studying local history and genealogy. A great variety of public records, private manuscripts, photographs, family histories, old newspapers, and artifacts have been assembled in commodious quarters to allow scholars, amateur historians, and genealogists alike to study the history and culture of Johnston County and its people.

241 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone:(919) 934-2836
Fax: (919) 934-8084

Open Mon. - Fri. from 9:00am until 5:30pm and Sat. from 9:00am until 5:00pm.  Free Admission, wheelchair accessible, free parking.  Located in downtown Smithfield, across from the Johnston County Courthouse. Courthouse was built in 1922 and features Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veteran War Memorials.   Note the Frank Creech sculpture, 7he Reader, donated to the Johnston County library by the Elmer WeDons family