Robeson County

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 A  =  Robeson County DSS
120 Glen Cowan Rd.
Lumberton, NC 28360
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Robeson County is a part of North Carolina's Coastal Plain, on the border of North and South Carolina. Lumberton is the county seat.


As of 2004 it had a population of 126,469.  This is an increase of 2.54% from the 2000 census. Since then, it has been one of the 10% of United States counties that has a majority minority; its combined population of American Indian, African American and Latino residents comprise over 68% of the total population. Native Americans make up 38% of the population.


Robeson County was formed in 1787 from part of Bladen County. It was named in honor of Col. Thomas Robeson of Tar Heel, North Carolina, a hero of the Revolutionary War. In 1781, Robeson and 70 Patriots defeated an army of 400 Loyalists at the Battle of Elizabethtown.


The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a historically Native American college, is located in the county.

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Robeson County DSS
120 Glen Cowan Rd.
Lumberton, NC 28360
Phone: (910) 671-3500 | Fax: (910) 737-5058

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