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Robeson County

Robeson County is named for Thomas Robeson, who was an officer in the American Revolutionary War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hoke County and Cumberland County 

E – Bladen County and Columbus County

S – Horry County, South Carolina, Dillon County, South Columbia and Marlboro County, South Carolina

W – Scotland County 


Created:  1787                                        Map of North Carolina highlighting Robeson County

County Seat: 

Lumberton  1788 – present


County Courthouse – Lumberton  


Location:  500 North Elm Street / West 5th Street

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Modern Greek Revival

Architect:  Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC

Contractor:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a four story red-orange colored course stone, polished stone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Lumberton. The building was constructed from 1908 to 1909 as a Greek Revival structure. In 1974 to 1975, the building was completely remodeled. At the west front is a projecting glass bay with four square pillars rising to a pediment at the roof. On either side of the bay are square entrance sections with peaked roofs. The base on the first story is course stone and the upper stories are faced with polished stone. The courtroom is located on the second story with balcony on the third story. The architect was Lee & Thompson and the contractor was T A Nye & Sons Inc. A new facade and addition on the east side were added in 2005. The architect was Sutton-Kennedy Associates Inc. and MC Architecture Inc. and the contractor was M & E Contracting Inc.


See:  The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.


See:  The 16th Judicial District includes Anson CountyRichmond County and Scotland County. 


History: The first courthouse was a temporary structure erected in 1787 in Lumberton. The second courthouse was a wood structure erected in 1828. The third courthouse was a brick structure built in 1860. The fourth and present  courthouse was constructed in 1908 to 1909.



County Courthouse – Lumberton















Picture 1908 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2008 and 2014