About Sampson County

Our Vision
Sampson County is an inviting community renowned for its rich agricultural heritage, abundant natural resources, economic prosperity and unparalleled quality of life. 

Our Mission
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
Sampson County, North Carolina has 945.7 square miles of land area and is the 2nd largest county in North Carolina. 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. Climate is temperate, without winter and summer extremes.

Sampson County has an ideal transportation network to get you and your business where you need to go. The county is served by several highways, including I-40, US 13, US 421, and NC 24. We are one hour drive to Raleigh and under 1.5 hours to the Research Triangle Park; one hour to Wilmington and 1.5 hours to Wrightsville Beach; 45 minutes to Fayetteville, and less than one hour drive to Fort Liberty and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. 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. 

Census Report
Source:Sampson County, North Carolina - Census Bureau Profile


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.
Visit Sampson NC

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.

Working in Industry
Nearly 60,000 people reside in Sampson County and eight incorporated municipalities of Clinton (the county seat), Autryville, Garland, Harrells, Newton Grove, Roseboro, Salemburg and Turkey. We take pride in our agricultural heritage and strive for improvement and opportunities to attract new businesses and industries. 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.