Lumberton in Robeson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lumberton Bicentennial Park
The beginning corner in that deed was a red oak on the bank of Drowning Creek (now Lumber River) just west of the Bicentennial Park Monument. This oak was also the beginning corner of the 1768 royal land grant to John Wilson for 250 acres, of a 1774 land grant to John Willis for 500 acres, which together include all of the original Town of Lumberton and most of the City of Lumberton of 1987.
Also at this point in 1787 was the bridge across Drowning Creek for the two stage coach roads which crossed Robeson County and intersected near this spot. These roads and the Red Bluff, which served as a landing for river transportation, were the principal reasons for the location of Lumberton as Robeson County’s seat.
—Henry A. McKinnon, Jr., October 17, 1987.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lumberton NC 28358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Hebrew Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); First Rural Health Department (approx. ¼ mile away); Thompson Institute (approx. one mile away); Angus W. McLean (approx. one mile away); John Willis (approx. one mile away); Burnt Swamp Association (approx. 7.8 miles away); Honorable Hamilton McMillan (approx. 11.7 miles away); University of N. C. at Pembroke (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lumberton.
Also see . . . Lumberton, North Carolina. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on February 7, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on February 10, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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