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Scotland County

Scotland County is named for the country of Scotland in the British Isles.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Richmond CountyMoore County and Hoke County

E – Robeson County

S – Marlboro County, South Carolina

W – Richmond County


Created:  February 20, 1889                  Map of North Carolina highlighting Scotland County

County Seat: 

Laurinburg  1889 – present


County Courthouse – Laurinburg 


Location:  212 Biggs Street / East Cronly Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  W E Matthews

Contractor:  Speros Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Laurinburg. The building has a high canopy supported by two brick pillars at the west entrance. The building has large square projecting corner and large arched windows. In the interior is a large courtroom at the center of the east side. The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 16th Judicial District. On the south side of the building is the one story Courthouse Annex.


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


History:  The county was created in 1889 and Laurinburg was selected as the county seat. The county used rented premises. The first courthouse was designed by Oliver D Wheeler and James M McMichael and constructed by L W Cooper in 1901. The courthouse was demolished in 1964 when the second courthouse was constructed in 1963 to 1964.



County Courthouse – Laurinburg















County Courthouse Annex – Laurinburg



Photos taken 2008 and 2014