About This Place
Dunn is a city in Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,196 at the 2000 census.
It is the birthplace of early rock and roll guitar hero, Link Wray and General William C. Lee, father of the American Airborne. The city slogan is "It's all right here." The name "Dunn" honors Mr. Bennett R. Dunn, who supervised the construction of a railroad between Wilson and Fayetteville. The city of Dunn was incorporated on February 12, 1887 when it was a logging town and a turpentine distilling center. The town is home to 2 local schools. Wayne Avenue Elementary for K-5, and Dunn Middle School for 6-8. High school students attend Triton High School located in Erwin.
Dunn is located at 35°18′37″N 78°36′39″W / 35.31028°N 78.61083°W / 35.31028; -78.61083 (35.310360, -78.610836).