About Harnett County

About Harnett County

Harnett County

Harnett County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina with approximately 140,000 residents. Harnett County is geographically diverse and sits between the Piedmont, Sandhills, and the Coastal Plain. Harnett's tagline of "Strong Roots, New Growth," describes a county in transition, one that values its rural agricultural heritage while also embracing new growth and industry. Harnett County is optimally located just between North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh and the internationally recognized Research Triangle Park to the north, and the nation's largest military installation in Fort Bragg to the south. The County is also centrally located in North Carolina and is within close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway, and to the numerous Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Outer Banks. Harnett County also possesses abundant natural resources including nearly 6,000 acres of park land and 26 miles of hiking and walking trails. Harnett is home to Raven Rock State Park and some of the best white water rapids in the region along the Cape Fear River.

Our Vision

Harnett County is a unified, safe, healthy, and engaged community that is culturally vibrant, well-planned with a thriving economy and a high-quality educational system, in harmony with its environment and beautiful natural resources, and with strong leadership ensuring equitable services so that all citizens will prosper.

Our Mission

Our mission imparts our organization’s purpose. It describes why we exist and defines our organization’s role in pursuing the community vision.

Harnett County will effectively and efficiently deliver high quality County services and public infrastructure with smart growth strategies and through a responsive Board and workforce who are committed to excellence and ensuring the public trust with dedication, leadership and governance.

Our Core Values

  • Customer Service
  • Respect
  • Ethical & Fair Treatment
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence

You're invited to come write your story. We have a lot to be proud of in Harnett County. Our strong roots in agriculture have produced a great community. Our proud past is creating a bright future. We have great times with great people. We savor our weekends. We are innovative. We seek opportunity. We root on our home teams. We engage and we serve. We embrace new growth. All these things make us Harnett County.

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