About Benson

Benson...at the crossroads of Southern charm and modern amenities.​

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Benson is located in southwest Johnston County, one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. It is the home of the historic Benson Singing Grove, a tree-lined park and outdoor concert venue used for numerous annual festivals and events.

Residents of Benson embrace a unique way of life and a strong sense of community. As a thriving small town, Benson is home to a diverse business community ranging from modern agriculture, textile manufacturing, and gift/specialty shops. Active performing arts groups produce a cultural calendar filled with live music and Broadway-inspired productions. Also, numerous parades and festivals such as Mule Days, Christmas on Main, Harvest Festival, Independence Day, and the State Annual Singing Convention keep our town vibrant.

Benson provides easy access to the education necessary to innovate and thrive in our ever-changing economy. Johnston County Schools provide excellent public education opportunities for Kindergarten through High School. Johnston Community College offers continuing education courses at the Benson satellite location. Benson is also within a one-hour radius from a 12 public and private universities and colleges, which range from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges.

Benson is ideally situated at the intersection of I-40 and I-95 providing easy access to the Research Triangle Metro area and Fayetteville. Additionally, Benson is close to numerous natural and recreational attractions like the beautiful North Carolina coast, the Neuse River, Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, the Cape Fear River, Raven Rock State Park, Jones Lake State Park, and White Lake.