Archer Lodge, NC

Archer Lodge, situated in Johnston County, is a small community town that was incorporated in 2009. It is located between Wendell and Clayton along the area of Covered Bridge Road and Buffalo Road...

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Archer Lodge's name is derived from a Masonic lodge of the 1850's known as Creachville. Following the Lodge's destruction during the civil war by General Sherman and the Northern Army it was rebuilt giving the community its present name in 1877.

One of the most popular buildings in the town is the C.E. Barnes General Store, which has been in operation since the 1860's.


The median resident age in Archer Lodge is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $51,000 making it about $5,000 higher than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Archer Lodge is about $145,000 (2013) which is $9,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $725 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Archer Lodge is 77% White, 12% Hispanic, and 9% Black. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 22% holding a Bachelor's degree or higher and nearly 4% with a Graduate degree. 65% are married, 7% are divorced, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Johnston County

Archer Lodge belongs to Johnston County in the east-central part of North Carolina. The County, named for Governor Gabriel Johnston (1734-1752) has a population of 170,000 and is part of the Raleigh Metro Area. Smithfield, with a population of 13,000 is the county seat.

Johnston County was sliced from Craven County during the 1740's. Parts of the county were taken during the 1750's and 1770's to form Bladen, Granville, Orange, and Dobbs Counties. And, during the 1850's more land was allocated to help form Wilson County.

Today, Johnston County consists of 796 square miles. 791 being land with the other four square miles making up water.


The Population of Archer Lodge, NC is about 4300. It remained below a thousand people until the 2000's when the town saw a 400% increase, making it Johnston County's fastest growing town. Archer Lodge received its first high school (Corinth Holders) in 2010, preceded by the Archer Lodge Middle School in 2007.


The elevation of Archer Lodge, NC is 340 feet above sea level at town center.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Archer Lodge, NC are 27527 and 27591.

Area Code

The area code for Archer Lodge, NC is 919.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Archer Lodge and Johnston County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 33% are protestants with Catholics making up less than 3%.


The unemployment rate for Archer Lodge is around 5% (2015), making it slightly lower than the state average. Manufacturing and construction make up more than half of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The News & Observer is the primary newspaper for Archer Lodge.