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Dunn, NC

Updated on July 6, 2012

"It's all right here"


Dunn, North Carolina has been noted as one of the fastest growing small cities in the United States. Dunn is conveniently located between Raleigh, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, and Greensboro. The central location as well as low housing costs in this beautiful city help explain why Dunn has become so popular. I-95 and I-40 allow commuters to quickly reach Fort Bragg and other larger markets easily. Dunn is approximately 25 minutes from Fort Bragg and 2 hours from the beautiful North Carolina beaches.


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Dunn, NC Located between Raleigh, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, Pinehurst, and more.

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Anderson Creek Golf


Erwin History Room



Population: 9,263 in 2010

County: Harnett

Town size: 6.2 sq mi

Elevation: 207 ft

Zip code: 28334-28335


The city of Dunn was incorporated February 12, 1887. The city’s name honors Bennett R. Dunn who supervised the railway line construction between Fayetteville and Wilson. It was originally a logging town and home to a turpentine distilling center. Current business now include: Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Lowe’s, Gray Metal South, Moody-Dunbar Foods and manufactures of truck bodies and masonry products. Dunn is also an active member of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. Dunn is the birthplace of General William C. Lee, father of the American Army Airborne, and is home to a museum celebrating the General.

Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail


Touchstone Energy North Carolina Cotton Festival


Contact Dunn Tourism

Dunn Area Tourism Authority

103 E. Cumberland Street
PO Box 310
Dunn, NC 28334

Telephone: (910) 892-3282

Fax: (910) 892-5735

Averasboro Civil War Museum


Cape Fear Canoe Trails


Education and Cultural facts

12 four-year colleges and universities located within one hour drive

Harnett Health Betsy Johnson Hospital, a 101 bed acute care hospital, located in Dunn

30 churches including all major faiths are located in Dunn

10 area festivals occur throughout the year in Dunn

Numerous historic and cultural museums are available in Dunn

Dunn is home to art galleries as well as regional theatres

World class golf is close including: Keith Hills, Pinehurst, and Myrtle Beach courses

Outdoor activities also include: walking, biking, canoeing, horseback riding, camping


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      oceansider 5 years ago

      I have enjoyed reading your article about the town of Dunn, and learning some new information today. A friend of mine who I was in a bible study with some years back, was from North Carolina and he said it was beautiful and very green there. My parents had also gone on vacation in North Carolina, but I'm not sure what part of the state they visited......Thanks so much for sharing about your town!