A History of Lillington, North Carolina


Harnett County Court House - Lillington, North Carolina

Lillington is a picturesque town located on the Cape Fear River in Harnett County. It is the county seat and boasts a thriving, and growing, business community. Per the 2010 Census, the population was 3,194. The town was named after Brigadier General John Alexander Lillington, the commander of the North Carolina Wilmington District Brigade of Militia during the American Revolutionary War.

The Lillington Area Chamber of Commerce provides a number of benefits for members, including referrals to other members and new arrivals in the community, added visibility, an annual banquet, listings in the office, advertising opportunities in the directory, listing of member's website, and many other community opportunities.


As Harnett Court House, the town was granted a U.S. Post Office on April 30, 1868, and its first Postmaster was Thomas T. Vestal. The Post Office Department changed the name to Lillington on October 19, 1874, and its first Postmaster was Andrew T. Kivett. It has been in continuous operation ever since inception.


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