Map of Clinton, NC
Map of Sampson County, NC
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An Introduction to Sampson County Before forming in 1784,
was part of
County, which formed in 1750. John Sampson, who was a member of the General Assembly, helped create
from the northern portion of
County. John Sampson served as the first Register of Deeds in the newly formed
Richard Clinton led a fight in the General Assembly to divide
County, and in 1784,
was created and named for Colonel John Sampson, who had served in the Duplin Militia with the Revolutionary cause. Colonel Sampson presided at the first session of Sampson County court, held in the home of James Myland (now part of the
subdivision in the City of
For its first 175 years, the small farm was the dominant agricultural unit of the county. The 1950 census reported that the average size farm in
was 64 acres. Due to the quality and quantity of virgin pine timber and hardwoods found in the county, lumbering was one of the leading industries in the early 20th Century.
leads the state in gross farm income. It continues as the state’s single largest producer of vegetables and swine; it is second in turkeys, cotton and sweet potatoes, and it is eighth in tobacco.
and its eight incorporated towns are governed by the Board of Commissioners. They are responsible for formulating policy, directing government services and appointing members to various boards and agencies. Five members of the board serve staggered four-year terms. The
serves as the county’s Chief Executive Officer.
P.O. Box 467
414 Warsaw Road
Clinton, NC 28329