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Welcome to Maxton ...

The town of Maxton is primarily located in Robeson County<1>. A portion of Maxton extends into Scotland County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Maxton has a population of 2,341 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Maxton is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Maxton: (910)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Maxton had an population of 2,341 people. This is a decrease of 3.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Maxton had a population of 2,426 people. This makes Maxton the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Maxton represents 0.03% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 227th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,426 people, the population of Maxton decreased 4.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,551 people).

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

Communities Also Named Maxton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Maxton - they are located in Arizona and Michigan.

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

Communities near Maxton ...

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

  • Laurinburg [Scotland County]
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    • Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Maxton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,896 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurinburg<6>
  • Raeford [Hoke County]
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    • Raeford [Hoke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Maxton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,956 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raeford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raeford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raeford<6>
  • Red Springs [Robeson County]
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    • Red Springs [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Maxton
    • 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]
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    • Pembroke [Robeson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Maxton
    • 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McColl [Marlboro County]
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      • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Maxton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,943 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McColl<6>
    • Rowland [Robeson County]
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      • Rowland [Robeson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Maxton
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowland<6>
    • Wagram [Scotland County]
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      • Wagram [Scotland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Maxton
      • 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]
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      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Maxton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<6>
    • Gibson [Scotland County]
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      • Gibson [Scotland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Maxton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson<6>
    • Rennert [Robeson County]
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      • Rennert [Robeson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Maxton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rennert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Maxton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Maxton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Maxton. 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 Maxton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Maxton. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Maxton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Maxton ...

Looking for more information about Maxton? 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 Maxton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Maxton.

Adding Maxton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Maxton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Maxton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Maxton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Maxton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in North Carolina

About Robeson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Maxton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Robeson County: www.co.robeson.nc.us/

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 Robeson, 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 Maxton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Maxton - 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- Maxton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Maxton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MaxtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maxton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7373, Longitude: -79.3525       In this case, the coordinates for Maxton 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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