Map of Robeson

Robeson County was formed in 1787 from the adjacent County of Bladen. It was named in honor of Colonel Thomas Robeson, a soldier of the Revolution. Colonel Robeson was one of the leaders at the battle of Elizabethtown, which was fought in September 1781.

Located in the southeastern section of North Carolina, Robeson County is bounded by the State of South Carolina and the Counties of Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, and Scotland. The County is the largest in the State of North Carolina with a total area of approximately 949 square miles or 605,100 acres. Within Robeson County there are fifteen municipalities, the largest being the City of Lumberton, which serves as the County seat. The other municipalities include Fairmont, Lumber Bridge, Marietta, Maxton, McDonald, Orrum, Parkton, Pembroke, Proctorville, Raynham, Red Springs, Rennert, Rowland, and St. Pauls.

Robeson County is the largest county in the state of NC. For updated information about Robeson County Statistics, visit

To educate its citizens, Robeson County is fortunate to have two institutions of higher education, a local community college: Robeson Community College and a four-year university: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The Public Schools of Robeson County (PSRC) is a county-wide public school system with more than 20,000 students enrolled in our 39 schools. PSRC is one of the largest school systems in North Carolina.

Collaboration as well as partnerships with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Robeson Community College provides us with invaluable help. We are fortunate, also, to have the support of the business and industrial community who allow their employees to serve as mentors and counselors for our students helping them to make better career decisions. Local government, non-profit groups, agencies and parents have contributed to the progress we have enjoyed.

Our ultimate goal is to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude that will ensure each one is a strong student, a confident person, a responsible citizen, and a contributing member of our society. When all of us work together, we can make this happen.