Cities and Towns

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Scotland County has a long history of agriculture and manufacturing, and as you go throughout the county you will still see evidence of this. Largely perceived to be a farming region, the industrial base here is strong and continues to grow. The industries in Scotland County are associated with the automotive industries, rubber, textiles and glass. Farming remains a strong base as well for the county. On any given day one can drive past field after field of cotton or soybean. 

Don't let our size fool you. Scotland County may be the smallest county in the state, but we understand smart growth principles, land management and how to preserve the many natural assets that abound in the region. 


Population 295 
Waverly Mills began operation in East Laurinburg with the building of their first plant, Scotand Mill.  Composed almost entirely of the villages, which were built around the textile plants.  Incorporated in 1909.  


Population 551 
Named for Gibson families living in area.  Even though incorporated in 1899 history is much older.  Established in late 1700's by Ziba Gibson family.  Records show there was a school as early as 1858.  During late 1900's Gibson was a thriving, prosperous town with stores, businesses and even a newspaper. Today, Gibson is a small community of families who are happy to live in what could be considered by many to be a one-stop-sign town.  


Largest unincorporated community in Scotland County.  A community that grew up around the railroad depot.  First industries of Laurel Hill included turpentine distilleries and tub making.  In the 1870's a mercantile was started and post office in 1875.  Near Laurel Hill is Old Hundred.  This small settlement marks the end of a 78 mile stretch of straight track beginning in Wilmington.  This is reportedly one of the longest stretches of straight track in the world.


Population 15,874  
County seat of Scotland County.  Formed from Richmond County in 1899 even though beginning is really in 1785.  Legend has it that when the first Scottish settlers started moving up the Cape Fear River and inland from Wilmington, someone posted a sign, which read, "The best land lies 100 miles west of here."  So those who could read came to Scotland County.   Home of John Blue Cotton Festival and Storytelling Arts Festival.


Population 785
Although not incorporated until 1912, the area was settled during the period of the American Revolution.  Named for a famous European battleground.  Wagram community has long been noted for its scholarly atmosphere.  There are numerous ministers, lawyers, teachers and writers that have called Wagram "home".

Business Hours

606 S. Atkinson Street
Laurinburg, NC 28352 
P: 910-276-7420
F: 910-277-8785

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm, 
Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm



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