The Town of Faison was settled on land granted to Henry Faison on July 2, 1776. When the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad was built, it had its only curve at the crossroads in this little town. The village was first called Faison Depot, but later became known as the Town of Faison.
Faison is located in the northwest corner of Duplin County at the intersection of highways NC 117 and 403. Highway NC 50 intersects NC 403 near Faison. Interstate 40, exit 355 is just 3 miles west of Faison.
The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office provides police protection. Faison and its surrounding areas are served by rescue personnel and a well-equipped volunteer fire department.
Seven protestant churches are located in and near Faison. The Goshen Medical Center, located on West Center Street, was built in 1981 and provides the Faison community with the highest quality medical services. Faison is also home to Bay Valley Foods, Inc. and Southern Produce Distributors Inc. — Courtesy Duplin County
Housed inside the library, this unique museum holds the secrets of Faisons history its people, churches,businesses, schools, family histories and civic clubs comprise the contents of the museum. Black and white photographs of Faison life taken by noted photographer Karson Boone adorn the walls. Many of the subjects are from his memories of visiting Faison as a child. The town is currently renovating a three bay building, donated by William Thornton, as future home of the library.
106 Park Circle
–Courtesy Uncork Duplin Co.