DescriptionChartered in 1777, Smithfield was named for John Smith, who owned much of the land on both sides of the nearby Neuse River. Downtown Smithfield has two separate historic districts; a walking tour follows the original Town Commons, now connected to 3-mile Buffalo Creek Greenway via the Neuse River Walk.
Visitor InfoJohnston County Visitors Bureau 234 Venture Dr. SMITHFIELD, NC 27577. Phone:(919)989-8687 or (800)441-7829
ShoppingMore than 80 discount stores can be found at Carolina Premium Outlets , exit 95 off I-95.
Things to SeeAva Gardner Museum