Sampson County was established in 1784 and is now home to eight incorporated municipalities, with the city of Clinton being the county seat. One of the most productive agricultural areas in the U.S., Sampson County and its communities are quickly becoming known for their business friendly environment and solid labor force. Learn more at Sampson County Government.
Town of Autryville
Located on the west side of Sampson County along the banks of the South River, Autryville was founded in 1890 by Captain James L. Autry.
City of Clinton
Clinton, established in 1852 and located near the geographic center of the county, is the oldest and largest municipality in Sampson County. It is also the county seat.
PO Box 199
Clinton, NC 28329
Town of Garland
Located in the southern part of Sampson County 14 miles from Clinton, the Town of Garland was incorporated in 1907. While the town only occupies 1 square mile, it is home to approximately 45 small businesses.
PO Box 207
Garland, NC 28441
Town of Harrells
Incorporated in 1943 as Harrells Store, the town changed its name to Harrells in 1952. The southern-most town in Sampson County, it is home to Harrells Christian Academy, the county’s largest private school.
PO Box 82
Harrells, NC 28444
Town of Newton Grove
Adjacent to Interstate 40, at the intersection of US 13 and NC 50/55, Newton Grove was incorporated in 1935 as the county’s northern-most town. Only 35 miles to Fayetteville and 45 miles to Raleigh, Newton Grove enjoys easy access to some of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the southeastern US.
PO Box 4
Newton Grove, NC 28366
Town of Roseboro
Incorporated in 1891, Roseboro was named after the secretary of the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway, John M. Rose. The town is situated in the western half of Sampson County, at the intersection of NC 24 and NC 242.
Town of Salemburg
Salemburg, located in the western half of Sampson County and incorporated in 1905, was named after the Old Salem Baptist Church. In 1914, the Rockefeller Foundation named Salemburg the first Model Community in the USA.
PO Box 190
Salemburg, NC 28385
Town of Turkey
Incorporated in 1913 and named after Turkey Creek, the Town of Turkey is located on the eastern side of Sampson County. NC Hwy 24, which runs through Turkey, will be upgraded to a 4-lane median divided highway to I-95 in 2011, and to I-40 in 2013.