Autryville, NC

Autryville, situated in Sampson County, is a small town made up of less than 1 square mile...

2018 Best Guide to Autryville, NC

August 9, 2016

In 1889, President Gray of Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway chose Autrys as a depot, and Autryville was officially incorporated shortly after in 1891. Micajah Autry, born in Sampson County, called the town home. Micajah volunteered in the War of 1812 against the British when he was around 18 years old.

He was picked to hunt down Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna due to his marksmanship. Micajah was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. The town of Autryville celebrates his memory with Micajah Autry Day which includes: a parade, food, arts and crafts, entertainment, music, and dancing.


The median resident age in Autryville is 25 years. The median estimated household income is about $21,000 making it about $24,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in Autryville is about $62,000 (2013) which is $93,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $470 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Autryville is 87% White, 4% Black, 6% Two or more races, 2% American Indian, and 1% Hispanic. 52% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 34% are married, 10% are divorced, 1% are separated, 3% are widowed, leaving 52% that have never been married.

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Sampson County

Autryville belongs to Sampson County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County was named after John Sampson and was established in 1784 with land taken from Duplin County. Immigrants from North Ireland settled in the area as early as the 1730's under protection of Henry McCulloch (a rich merchant from London).

Land grants of around 71,000 acres were given to McCullough by the British Empire in 1745. One of the early settlers was John Sampson. Samson's suspected step-son, Richard Clinton, formed a militia in 1776 and defended Wilmington against the British. Richard represented Duplin County until the formation of Sampson County. Clinton assured the passage of the act to make the new county and named the new county "Sampson" for his stepfather John.

Sampson County has a population of 63,000 and its largest city Clinton, with a population of 8,700, is the county seat.

Sampson County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt Counties.

Sampson County is made up of 947 square miles. 945 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.


The Population of Autryville, NC is about 520.


The elevation of Autryville, NC is 105 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Autryville, NC is 28318.

Area Code

The area code for Autryville, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Autryville and Sampson County have voted mostly Republican, with 55% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 44% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 51% are protestants with Catholics making up around 5%.


The unemployment rate for Autryville is around 5% (2015), making it the same as the state average of around 5%. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting make more 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Fayetteville Observer, Sampson Independent, and Kidsville News Inc. are the primary newspapers that cover the Sampson County area.