Sampson County is an inviting community renowned for its rich agricultural heritage, abundant natural resources, economic prosperity and unparalleled quality of life.
Working with integrity and fiscal prudence, we will partner with our citizens to create and sustain a safe, healthy and prosperous community which affords all of citizens the opportunities, resources and services they need to protect or enhance their lives.
Welcome to Sampson County
The largest county in North Carolina, Sampson County stretches sixty miles long and thirty-five miles wide. At 963 square miles, our county is just about the size of the State of Rhode Island. Tucked into the southeast corner of the state known as the coastal plains, our picturesque county boasts gently rolling hills, rich farmland and friendly, bustling communities. Our climate is temperate, without winter and summer extremes, so it’s perfectly suited to our relaxed lifestyle. We’re conveniently located between the beautiful beaches of the east coast and the majestic Appalachian mountains of the west, and we are but an hour’s drive from our state capital. Served by Interstate 40 east and west, and Interstate 95 north and south, Sampson County has an ideal transportation network to get you and your business where you need to go. Locally, there is a broad range of cultural and recreational activities ranging from performing arts and libraries to the best golf, hunting and fishing to be found.
Visiting Sampson County
Whether you are traveling for business, visiting friends or relatives, seeking dining and shopping destinations with a southern flare, or recreational opportunities in pristine natural resources – Sampson County is a great place to visit, and our Convention and Visitors Bureau website has all the information you need to plan your stay.
Working the Land
Early settlers were drawn to Sampson County for its vast cropland and abundant timber, and over the years agriculture has grown into a billion dollar business. Sampson County is one of the State’s most diverse agricultural counties and more often than not, the leading producer of many of the State’s commodities.
Source: North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences
Working in Industry
Nearly 65,000 people reside in Sampson County and its eight incorporated municipalities of Autryville, Clinton (the county seat), Garland, Harrells, Newton Grove, Roseboro, Salemburg and Turkey. We are a hard-working people with a work ethic born in the fields of our agricultural heritage. We take pride in our agricultural heritage, but celebrate our recent prosperity as well. Today, industries have realized that Sampson County enjoys not only a seasonal climate conducive to agricultural growth but also a progressive business climate that encourages diverse industrial growth as well. Our traditional values and strong work ethic ensure our business have a large, stable and productive work force. Our schools and community college system and our employment and training programs guarantee our workers are well trained. Want more information on locating a business in Sampson County? Visit our Economic Development Commission website.