Introduction to Lumberton, North Carolina
Lumberton was founded in 1787 and became the county seat of the newly formed Robeson County. General John Willis, one of the two American Revolutionary War heroes who founded Robeson County, originally donated the land that became Lumberton. The city was named after the Lumber River. It was incorporated in 1859.
Lumberton and nearby Attractions
- Robeson County Showcase Museum
- Robeson Planetarium & Science Center
- Exploration Station
- Lumber River State Park
- Museum of the Native American Resource Center
- Little Pee Dee State Park
Things To Do In Lumberton
Lumberton is home to the Exploration Station Museum. The Robeson County Showcase Museum and the Museum of the Native American Resource Center are nearby as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Lumberton Golf Club. The Lumber River Shopping Center is a popular local shopping destination. The Luther Britt Park, which has two huge lakes, offers facilities for fishing and swimming. The city also celebrates the Rumba on the Lumber Festival and the Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair every year.
Fayetteville Regional is the closest major airport.
Lumberton Higher Education
Robeson Community College is located in the city of Lumberton. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Fayetteville State University and Coastal Carolina University are also close by.