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Kenansville, county seat of Duplin County, is a peaceful small town rich in history and proud of its heritage. Kenansville is located in the fertile Coastal Plains of southeastern NC.

Settled in 1735 by immigrants from Northern Ireland, these early pioneers called their town "Golden Grove". The present town of Kenansville was chartered in 1852 and named for James Kenan. Kenansville is just 55 miles north of Wilmington and 80 miles southeast of Raleigh. Kenasville also is the home of Vidant Duplin, a 101-bed community hospital, James Sprunt Community College, Duplin County Events Center and Liberty Hall.


!!!Town of Kenansville Recreation Service Survey due February 28, 2020!!!

The Town of Kenansville is conducting a survey to assess the recreational needs of our community.  Information received with this survey will help us develop priorities for future recreational services funding. Please click on the link below and once completed, please return the survey to the Kenansville Town Hall at P.O. Box 370, Kenansville, N.C. 28349 or in person at 141 Routledge Street, Kenansville, N.C. 28349.  You may also scan and email the survey to .  Please return the survey no later than February 28, 2020.  Thank you for your interest in recreational activities for the Town of Kenansville!


Kenansville Recreation Survey