Lillington, North Carolina

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Lillington is a town in Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,915 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Harnett County[3].



Lillington is located at 35°23′55″N 78°48′49″W / 35.39861°N 78.81361°W / 35.39861; -78.81361 (35.398586, -78.813497)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.99%) is water.


The town of Lillington is named for John Alexander Lillington (c. 1725–1786), aka Alexander John Lillington, who was a Patriot officer from North Carolina in the American Revolutionary War who notably fought in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in 1776 and served as brigadier general in the state militia.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,915 people, 799 households, and 484 families residing in the town. The population density was 730.5 people per square mile (282.1/km²). There were 894 housing units at an average density of 224.0/sq mi (86.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.75% White, 40.55% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.16% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.08% of the population.

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