Harnett County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Harnett County is a county in the state of North Carolina, United States. In 2000, 91,025 people lived there. Its county seat is Lillington.

Harnett County
Harnett County Courthouse
Harnett County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Harnett County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°22′N 78°52′W / 35.37°N 78.86°W / 35.37; -78.86
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forCornelius Harnett
Largest cityDunn
 • Total601 sq mi (1,560 km2)
 • Land595 sq mi (1,540 km2)
 • Water6.3 sq mi (16 km2)  1.1%
 • Estimate 
 • Density212.8/sq mi (82.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd

History Edit

The county was made in 1855 from Cumberland County. It was named for Cornelius Harnett.

Government Edit

Harnett County is a member of the Mid-Carolina Council of Governments.

Connected Counties Edit

Cities and Towns Edit

These cities and towns are in Harnett County:

Other websites Edit