Introduction to Spring Lake, North Carolina
Spring Lake, North Carolina is 9 miles NW of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 45 miles SW of Raleigh, North Carolina. It is in Cumberland county. The town, which is part of the Fayetteville metro area, has a population of 8,098.
Spring Lake History
Pioneers from Scotland arrived in the area in the 1700s and established flourishing plantations. The community's economy was largely dependent on longleaf pine trees from which gum products, tar, rosin, turpentine, and timber were produced. The Rockefeller family purchased land in this area in the 1900s which later became a portion of Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. Arthur Priddy opened the Spring Lake service station beside the rail line. The community adopted the name "Spring Lake" in 1923. Prior to this, it was known as "Clayton Cut" and "Prince's Siding". On April 9, 1951, Spring Lake was officially incorporated.
Spring Lake and Nearby Attractions
- Airborne and Special Operations Museum
- House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
- Heritage Mobile Home Park
- North Carolina Zoo
- Fayetteville Museum of Art
Things To Do In Spring Lake
The Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Averasboro Battlefield Museum, and Fayetteville Museum of Art have various artifacts which reflect the region's history and culture. Spring Lake also offers easy access to places of historic interest like the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, and Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Ryder Golf Course. The community also hosts the Sandhills Sankofa Festival in October every year.
Spring Lake Transportation
Air transportation is available from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Spring Lake Higher Education
Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University, and Central Carolina Community College are located near Spring Lake.