About Duplin County, NC
Year Formed: 1750
Area: 819 square miles
Elevation: From 20 to 167 feet above sea level
Sales & Use tax: 7%
Local Lodging tax: 6%
Municipalities:10 in the county; towns are Beulaville, Calypso, Faison, Greenevers, Kenansville, Magnolia, Rose Hill, Teachey, Wallace, and Warsaw.
Interstate 40 makes the county accessible from the north, south, east, & west
Duplin County is approximately 80 miles from Raleigh, 55 miles from Wilmington, 65 miles from Fayetteville and 55 miles from the Atlantic Ocean
Due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and its location in the coastal plain, Duplin County experiences relatively mild temperatures. Annual average of 63 degrees with a prevailing southwesterly breeze. Summers are long and commonly have short periods of very hot, humid temperate. Winters are generally short and mild with significant accumulations of ice
Major Industries: agricultural, livestock, textiles and manufacturing headquarters
Duplin was named after Sir Thomas Hays, Lord Duplin, who served on the Board of Trade and Plantations for the Crown in the 1740′s. The early settlers were primarily Presbyterians and they established the Goshen congregation in 1736. Later called the Grove congregation, it was the first Presbyterian Church in the state and is still active today.