Sampson County is the second largest county in North Carolina in total area, only slightly smaller than the state of Rhode Island. Within our 947 square miles, you’ll find eight distinct communities, and expansive stretches of forest and rolling farmland.
Located off Hwy 24, Autryville is Sampson County’s westernmost community, a quick 20-minute drive to I-95 (Fayetteville). This small rural community, on the banks of the South River, is realizing an influx of growth from the Fayetteville and Cumberland County area.
Sampson County’s seat and largest municipality, Clinton is located near the county’s geographical center. Here, you’ll find a charming downtown with local businesses and historic homes, as well as appealing neighborhoods, and popular national retailers and restaurants. The town is also home to Sampson Community College, Sampson Regional Medical Center, and Sampson Southeast Business Center, an established industrial park.
A small town known for its role in the fashion world that surprises many. Garland has been home to a garment factory since 1954, sewing Brooks Brothers’ button-down oxfords. Today, Garland Apparel Group sews for many recognized brands. Located in the county’s southwest, off Hwy 701, it’s near popular outdoor recreation spots including Black River, Bladen Lakes State Forest, and White Lake.
Harrells is the County’s most southern community, and home to Harrell’s Christian Academy, a private school that attracts students from across the county. Located off Hwy 421, the community provides quick access to North Carolina’s southern beaches.
The northernmost community in Sampson County, Newton Grove is located off I-40, and less than a 15-minute drive to I-95. Residents are within commuting distance to Raleigh and Fayetteville, and are just over an hour to Wilmington. The community is home to Joe Britt Warren Business Park, a new business and industrial park.
Located in the western portion of the county off Hwy 24, Roseboro is centered around a main street of local restaurants and businesses. The town is experiencing a downtown revitalization, enjoying increased traffic to their restaurants and shops, and realizing an increase in new and expanding companies.
Salemburg is located in the western area of the county, and is home to the North Carolina Justice Academy, which provides training for the state’s law enforcement officers. The town is experiencing growth in residential construction, with no signs of slowing down.
The easternmost community in Sampson County, Turkey is known for its quaint local businesses and rural village charm. Located mere miles from I-40, the town is home to Elizabeth’s Pecan Products and Wilders, a large Wagyu cattle farm, and is an hour’s drive to Wilmington, NC.