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Laurinburg, North Carolina
(Scotland County)

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Welcome to Laurinburg ...

The city of Laurinburg is located in Scotland County<1> and is the County Seat for Scotland County.

The location of Laurinburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Laurinburg has a population of 14,960 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Laurinburg.

Laurinburg is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Laurinburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Laurinburg lies within the (910) area code.

Websites for Laurinburg ...

Official Website:   www.laurinburg.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.laurinburgchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Laurinburg had an population of 14,960 people. This is a decrease of 6.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Laurinburg had a population of 15,962 people (which is 44.15% of the total population of Scotland County). This makes Laurinburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Laurinburg represents 0.17% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,962 people, the population of Laurinburg has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,874 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Laurinburg.

Communities Also Named Laurinburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Laurinburg: This one is located in Scotland County and the other is located in Richmond County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Laurinburg.

Communities near Laurinburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Laurinburg.

  • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennettsville
    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Laurinburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennettsville<6>
  • Hamlet [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
    • Hamlet [Richmond County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Laurinburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlet<6>
  • Red Springs [Robeson County]
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    • Red Springs [Robeson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Laurinburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,237 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Springs<6>
  • Pembroke [Robeson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
    • Pembroke [Robeson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Laurinburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,942 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maxton [Robeson County]
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      • Maxton [Robeson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Laurinburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxton<6>
    • McColl [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McColl
      • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Laurinburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McColl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McColl<6>
    • Rowland [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowland
      • Rowland [Robeson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Laurinburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowland<6>
    • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobbins Heights
      • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Laurinburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbins Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobbins Heights
    • Wagram [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagram
      • Wagram [Scotland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Laurinburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagram have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagram<6>
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Laurinburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Laurinburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Laurinburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Laurinburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Laurinburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Laurinburg. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Laurinburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Laurinburg ...

Looking for more information about Laurinburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Laurinburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Laurinburg.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Laurinburg: www.laurinburg.org/

The official website for Scotland County: www.scotlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Scotland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Laurinburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Laurinburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Laurinburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Laurinburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaurinburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurinburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7597, Longitude: -79.4780       In this case, the coordinates for Laurinburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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