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Scotland County

Scotland County, North Carolina, established in 1899, is proud of the Scottish heritage of its region, also known as the “Heartland” of NC.  Formed from a portion of southeastern Richmond County, this region takes its name in honor of the country, Scotland.  One note of interest is that the shape of Scotland County mirrors the shape of the country of Scotland.

According to the 2000 Census data, Scotland County’s population was nearly 36,000; however, estimates in 2005 indicate an increase to 37,180 residents.  Four townships and several towns encompass the nearly 320 square miles of Scotland County.  The towns include East Laurinburg, Gibson, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg and Wagram.  All of these towns, with the exception of, Laurinburg, have significantly less than 1,000 residents each.  Laurinburg, with a population of nearly 16,000 residents, is the largest urban area in Scotland County.

Located near the border of South Carolina, Laurinburg serves as the seat and center of commerce for the communities of Scotland County.  This three-time All America City enjoys access to the fabulous beaches of North and South Carolina, with spectacular views of local mountains and the scenic Lumber River.  This Tree City USA community lies just southwest of Fayetteville and in close proximity to Charlotte.

Scotland County’s business community benefits from close proximity to the Atlantic Coast and the prestigious Research Triangle region.  Scotland County spans twenty-five miles from north to south and eighteen miles east to west.  The region lies halfway between Charlotte, NC’s largest city and Wilmington, the location of the state's largest port.  The Laurinburg-Maxton Airport, two railroads, four US highways and the busy Interstate 95 afford convenient access to business markets in the Scotland County region and beyond.

A strong industrial and manufacturing base drives the booming economy of Scotland County.  Manufacturing products include cruise controls, glass, golf grips, textiles and soups.   Embrex and FCC North Carolina, Inc. are two of the major companies currently providing jobs and services to the area.

Scotland County has an excellent public school system that ranks among NC’s most well funded.  All fourteen schools, which include nearly 7,000 students, recently earned the title of “Exemplary Schools” by the State of North Carolina.  The higher education facility representing Scotland County is St. Andrews Presbyterian College.  Located in Laurinburg, this liberal arts facility offers four-year degrees.  Additional institutes for higher learning are within a reasonable driving distance of Scotland County.  These include Richmond Community College, a two-year facility and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, which is a four-year state supported school.

Quaint downtown thoroughfares, local cuisine, and unique shops spread throughout the communities in Scotland County.  Visitors also enjoy the historic John Blue House and the exciting John Blue Cotton Festival.  In addition, civic and social clubs, along with several developed parks provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages.  One special park, affectionately called “Scotland Yard”, formed as a direct result of time and money donated by generous Scotland County residents.

Scotland County, North Carolina  reflects the traditional ways of its early Scottish settlers.  With a slow-paced way of life, and a balance of business and residential accommodations.

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Law Offices of Bruce F. Jobe, P.A.
4312 Ludgate Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 910-739-1010