The City of Jacksonville is the commercial hub of Onslow County and home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. The City has grown rapidly since 1941, when Camp Lejeune was established and possesses a rich history dating back to 1731.
Some 81,612 people make the City their home. The once quiet farming community has grown into the business, retail, medical, banking, and cultural center for Onslow County.
In 1992, Jacksonville was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. This award was a direct result of the active involvement of Citizens in the governance of the community. Jacksonville promotes the collaborative interaction of Citizens, government, business, and the voluntary sector in the resolution of public issues and the solving of shared problems.
Places to Stay
Whether you are visiting family on base, spending time at the beach, or visiting for one of Jacksonville's sporting or seasonal family events, there are a wide variety of places to stay. Visit the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Onslow County Tourism websites for more information and details.