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Robeson County is the largest county in land area (951 sq. miles) in North Carolina and is the most ethnically diverse county in the United States. We are located in the southeastern portion of the state and are bisected by I-95 and 74. We are half-way between New York City, N. Y. and Miami, Florida, which means we are an overnight trip to over 50% of the country's population. Robeson County is the home to 14 municipalities and is also one of the largest agricultural counties in the state. Because of this we offer a wide diversity of opportunities for living and working. Our county is proud to be the a county with a tri-racial population: Native American Indian, African American, and Caucasian. The warm, shady, tranquil landscape of Robeson County where family ties, community spirit, and true friendships are reflective of a bygone era.
Robeson County, in the southeastern section of North Carolina, was established on Jan. 6, 1787, carved from Bladen. The earliest verifiable records show settlers as early as 1747, when Henry O'Berry applied for two tracts west of Raft Swamp, when the area was part of Bladen County.
The county bears the name of Col. Thomas Robeson, a hero from the Battle of Elizabethtown, fought in September 1781 during the Revolutionary War. According to Judge Henry A. McKinnon Jr., a charter member of the Robeson County Historical Society: "Col. Robeson is said to have requested that the new county be named for him as a condition for supporting its creation. But Robeson died in 1785, so he could not have had a final say."