Location - Lumberton in Robeson County is located on Interstate 95, 20 miles south of Fayetteville/Fort Bragg and 17 miles from South Carolina border. Robeson County borders Dillion County in South Carolina. Lumberton is ideally located for easy travel for business and recreational activities. Just 90 minutes to the Atlantic beaches and under a 2 hour drive to Myrtle Beach. The mountains of the western side of the State can be easily reached by interstate highways (Raleigh = 1.5 hours, Charlotte = 2.5 hours, Wilmington = 1.5 and Atlanta = 5.5 hours.)
Geographic Information - Robeson County is the largest county in North Carolina at 949 square miles (602,500 land acres and 2.600 water acres). The land is quite low and flat and there are numerous beautiful wetland areas throughout the county.
Population - Lumberton, the county seat of Robeson County has nearly 24,000 people living in a wide variety of house types and living accommodations including houses, townhouses and apartments. The population of the county is approximately 127,000.
Climate - We enjoy a mean annual temperature of 63 degrees and an average annual rainfall of 46 inches. Average yearly snowfall is 2 inches and average humidity is 71 percent. Winters are very mild and any cold snaps are brief. Daytime temperatures in winter ofter reach 65 degrees or more. In summer, daytime highs reach 90F. We enjoy an all-year growing season.
Air - Lumberton Airport has two 5,000 ft. runways. Fayetteville Airport is just 20 minutes away and has numerous passenger and freight connections to Charlotte International via US Air, Delta and ASA. Raleigh International Airport is a 90 minute drive.
Rail - Passenger rail service is available out of Fayetteville and Southern Pines. Rail freight lines are accessible in a variety of business and industrial development areas in the county.
Shipping - The port of Wilmington is a 90 minute drive from Lumberton and freight is moved easily from there over an entensive highway network.
Roads - Lumberton is located directly on I-95. Extensive modernization of the interstate has included widening of lanes, lighting, improved interchanges and new landscaping. There are 4 recently modernized exits and any location within the county is easily accessible to the interstate. Highway 74 (Charlotte to Wilmington) intersects I-95 just south of the city. Highway 211 runs through Lumberton and connects to Pinehurst, as well as the coast.
Health & Medicine
Lumberton is a major regional health center for the area.
Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is a private, not-for-profit organization, governed by a local 15-member board of trustees and licensed for 337 beds. It has 125 physicans in its medical staff, employs 1,900 persons and serves 15,000 inpatients and 250,000 outpatients annually. SRMC is highly regarded and enjoys numerous affiliations with Duke University Health System. In addition to its acute care beds, SRMC operates a 115-bed long term care facility and five primary care clinics in Fairmont, Lumberton, Red Springs, Rowland and St. Pauls.
SRMC's affiliated divisions include:
Carolina Manor/Recovery Alternatives (treating drug and alcohol dependency), Community Health Education Center (providing free consumer health information), Diabetes Community Center (teaching selfcare skills for managing diabetes), Southeastern Home Care Services (providing home health care, equipment and supplies), Hospice of Robeson (providing care for terminally ill patients), Gibson Cancer Center (providing radiation oncology, chemotherapy and hematology services), Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation (exercise, aerobics, indoor aquatic activities under the same roof with cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation, physical, occupational, industrial rehab and sports medicine) and Woodhaven Nursing and Alzheimer's Care Center.
More information can be obtained by calling 910-671-5018 or by clicking HERE to visit their website.
Arts and Entertainment, Sports and Recreation - Lumberton/Robeson County is home to many art exhibits, festivals, museums, concerts, theatrical performances, parks and sports events. Our rich cultural diversity provides many unique opportunities for entertainment. The Lumber River which runs through the county and through the middle of town is designated as a National Scenic River making it a popular destination for canoeists, kayakers and boaters. A new Children's Museum/Learning Center is near the downtown plaza (across from the library). The Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Carolina Civic Center (downtown) provides live entertainment and theater.
Given's Performing Arts Center - 521-6287
Carolina Civic Center - 738-4339
Robeson Little Theater - 618-9401
Robeson County Arts Council - 739-0546
Studio One (public schools) - 671-6015
Lumberton Parks and Recreation - 671-3869
Luther Britt Park - 671-3871
Parkview Center - 671-3873
Senior Citizens Center - 671-3881
Robeson County Parks and Recreation - 671-3090
Robeson County Library - 738-4859
Economic Information - Historically, Robeson County's major industries have included textile processing and agriculture as well as manufacturing. Recent emphasis has been placed on attracting new industries to take advantage of changes in technology and the global economy. In 2003 tourist/travel dollars from I-95 contributed more than $88 million to the county's economy. New hospitality businesses (restaurants, hotels and recreation/entertainment) are attracted here by expanding travel patterns and new real estate development in town. Several new industrial, technology, business and distribution parks are being developed in Lumberton and throughout the county. Interested individuals and companies should contact CENTURY 21 The Real Estate Center for more information on relocating or expanding operations to our area.