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Smithfield and Selma are a pair of adjacent towns in Johnston County, North Carolina.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Interstate 95, U.S. Highways 70 and 301.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Amtrak, 500 E Railroad St, Selma. Selma is served by the Carolinian and Palmetto lines.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Ava Gardner Museum, 325 E Market St, Smithfield (between 3rd and 4th Sts), +1 919 934-5830. M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 2PM 5PM. A museum dedicated to the Hollywood actress, who spent her childhood in Smithfield. $7 adults, $6 seniors/students/military, $5 children.
  • 2 Johnston County Heritage Center, 241 E Market St, Smithfield (at 3rd St), +1 919 934-2836. M-Sa 9AM-5PM. A museum of local history and genealogy, housed in a former bank. Free.




  • 1 Don Beto's Tacos, 720 Ricks Rd, Selma (northeast of US Hwy 70, I-95 exit 97), +1 919 202-4566. Casual Mexican restaurant. There's a drive-thru window, but the menu is much more limited than what is offered for diners inside.
  • 2 Sami's Pizza, 25 Jr Rd, Selma (I-95 exit 97), +1 919 202-0082. 10AM-10PM daily. This pizzeria doesn't look like much from outside (it's attached to a gas station), but it's owned by a family of Brooklyn natives who serve the best New York-style pizza in the state.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Smithfield-Selma
Washington, D.C.Wilson  N Amtrak Palmetto icon.png S  FayettevilleSavannah
RichmondWilson  N I-95.svg S  BensonFayetteville
DurhamRaleigh  W US 70.svg E  PrincetonMorehead City

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