Kenly, known as "Friendly Kenly," is a town in Johnston and Wilson counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 1,569 at the 2000 census. Kenly is the home of the Eastern North Carolina Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) State Executive Offices and Conference Center.
Kenly is located at 35°35′35″N 78°7′38″W / 35.59306°N 78.12722°W / 35.59306; -78.12722 (35.592967, -78.127360).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all land.