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Dunn City

Harnett County, North Carolina

Dunn City Hall is located at 401 East Broad Street, Dunn, NC 28335; phone: 910‑230‑3500.


Beginnings [1]

The City of Dunn began in the late 1800s as a logging town buried in the pine forests of North Carolina. Incorporated in February of 1887, Dunn, like many small towns in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, received early momentum from a railroad line, which was completed in March of 1892. Broad Street and, later, Cumberland Avenue, became the young town's first streets. Interstate 95 picked up where the declining volume of passenger and freight rail traffic tapered off, providing a convenient connection to Fayetteville and Raleigh. Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital opened in 1968, and has remained a top employer in the City and surrounding region.

  1. City of Dunn, Dunn Pedestrian Plan, 2008, www.dunn-nc.org, accessed May, 2012.

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