Johnston County

County History: 
Quick Facts
  • County seat: Smithfield, NC
  • Population: ~209,339
  • Part of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area
  • Johnston county website
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.
  • Dorothy Stevens Montague (1940s): Montague, RN, was commissioned a 2nd Lt, upon her graduation from Rex Hospital School of Nursing. She joined in the Army Nurse Corps  on May 1, 1942, as an operating room nurse. She was assigned to the 5th Evacuation Hospital in England (APO 230). She arrived in France in June 1944 as part of the invasion force.  She was from Smithfield, NC.
Additional resources for further research.


  • The Heritage Center of Johnston County in Smithfield, NC, holds collection items related to nursing.
Compiled by: 
Phoebe Pollitt