Lumberton Facts 1937
w h i c h soldier s office at . o i the IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT ROBESON COUNTY Robeson county was organized in 1787 v/^ lands taken from biaden county. There are more than 990 square miies with-' the borders of Robeson county. Robeson county was named for Col. THo^" 4 " Robeson, a native or biaden county, soldier ct ?'' :C American Revolution and hero OT tne battte of bethtown. Gen. John Willis, a soldier of the American Re 1 '-'" lution and a citizen in tnis section, was the isatfi^ spirtt in the formation of Robeson couniy and ea tne land on which the first courthouse was All courthouses since have been built on the land. Robeson county wa.s settled by English Scotcn f-iigmaiiaers. tne English estaolishntg s ments in xi:e Kowiand neignr^rhooci and the about Ked 5prmgs and Dumber Bridge. The Indians of Robeson county were found when the whites came into the section -- about i here are now approximately 15.000 of these ind'* 1 '"'' in ihe county. .. Population figures for Robeson county in the census were as TO.IOV/S: Whites, 31,25^; indi?*' 17 ' Â·I 2,476; Negroes, 22,784. Lumberton was the .irst town to be established r Robeson county, it having been laid out soon atier county was organized, a : id '(49 years ago this incf'" it was incorporated by an act of the state assembiy- Robeson county varies in altitude above the ievei Trom iess than 10U feet to about 150 feet, lowest spot Deing in the southeast section and *'"'"' highest in the northwest section. While Robeson county's livelihood comes larg^''' fro:n the revenues of commerce and agncuiu'^ there are many small industries and several i# r ^, industries. Tne IVlansTjeld Cotton Mills. Inc., of U ! -J ; V., berton, is the largest single industrial, orgamzatlo-: 1 p the county. ft Tobacco, cotton, corn. hay. sweet petal--'-'; cantaloupes, melons and sma!! grain arc- the ppncip^ agricuiturai products. Baef cattfe and hogs are rrt!^"- and marketed to great advantage in seme sections- the county.