Introduction to Southern Pines, North Carolina
Southern Pines History
The present day town of Southern Pines was founded in 1884 by John T. Patrick. It was originally named Vineland but was changed to Southern Pines. In 1931, the town annexed West Southern Pines, the first incorporated African American town of North Carolina. Southern Pines was the hometown of James Holshouser, Jr., the Republican Governor of North Carolina in 1973.
Southern Pines and nearby Attractions
- Taxidermy Hall of Fame
- Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
- Shaw House
- Blanchie Carter Discovery Park
- Town Creek Indian Mound
- House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
Things To Do In Southern Pines
Southern Pines offers a number of recreational facilities for its residents and visitors. You can enjoy bowling at Sandhills Bowling Center and canoeing at Lumber River State Park. Golf lovers can spend their leisure time at the Beacon Ridge Golf and Country Club, Longleaf Golf and Country Club, Deercroft Golf Club, National Golf Club, Seven Lakes Country Club, Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, and Talamore Golf Club. You can also enjoy shopping at the Center Park Shopping Center. Other attractions are the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Campbell House Galleries, Carthage Historical Museum, and Carolina Horse Park at Five Points.
Southern Pines Transportation
Moore County Airport is nearby.
Southern Pines Higher Education
Central Carolina Community College, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, North Carolina Central University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, and several other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher education.