About Robeson County
Robeson County, which is located in the Lower Coastal Plain region of North Carolina, is bounded on the south by South Carolina and Columbus County; on the east by Bladen County; on the west by Scotland County; and on the north by Cumberland County and Hoke County. The area of the county is 949 square miles (607,360 acres). The elevation of the county ranges from 175 feet to 240 feet in the town of Wakulla.
Robeson County, named after Revolutionary War hero Col. Thomas Robeson, was formed in 1787 from parts of Cumberland and Bladen Counties. The European settlers in the region at the time of formation were mostly English and Welch. The County seat is Lumberton, which is named for the Lumbee Native Americans who inhabited the area before European arrival.
Robeson County ranks high in North Carolina's agricultural production.