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Many of the County Links on the left will keep you specifically in or near the City of Laurinburg and Scotland County in Central North Carolina. We add new listings and links on a regular basis so bookmark this page and check back often.

Scotland County is centrally located on US 74, less than 30 miles from I-95. It is also within a 2 hour drive of Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington, the Research Triangle Park area, Columbia, SC, Myrtle Beach, and 5 metropolitan airports.

Scotland County is located in Southeastern North Carolina adjacent to the South Carolina line. Spanning 18 miles east to west and 25 miles north to south, Scotland County is located halfway between Charlotte, the state's largest city, and Wilmington, the state's largest port.

The population of Scotland County is more than 35,000 with nearly 17,000 living in Laurinburg, the County seat. Known for its Scottish heritage and strong industrial base, Scotland County is home to St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Scotia Village Retirement Community, the annual fall historical John Blue Cotton Festival and a nationally recognized Lumber River canoe trail.

14 parks provide miles of walking trails, several ball fields, numerous playgrounds and acres of open space. Hiking, fishing and boating enthusiasts will love the Lumber River State Park, which runs through Scotland County. At more than 9,200 acres, including 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, there is more than enough room to get out and enjoy the best nature has to offer.

The earliest settlers in what is now Scotland County were composed largely of Highland Scots. It is fairly well established by several writers of Scottish history that there were Highlanders living in this area as early as 1729, when North Carolina became a royal colony. However, much of the Scot settlement came in the next quarter century. It was during this period that many Scots pushed up the Cape Fear River into the area surrounding their Cross Creek settlement, later Campbellton, now Fayetteville, and consequently, into the area that is now Scotland County.

Whether you like big adventure, or just beautiful sightseeing, boating, golfing, biking, beach combing, or just visiting lighthouses, antique shops, playhouses, museums and galleries, North Carolina is rich with attractions and amusements.

One of the most exhilarating beach vaction spots on the East Coast is NC'S Outer Banks. Vacation rentals from Corolla down past Kitty Hawk and Nags Head and all the way to the former pirate stronghold of Ocracoke Island. You have to do this at least once in your lifetime.

If mountains are more your style then the North Carolina Smoky Mountains offer a value family vacation with hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and scenic drives through the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers many outstanding mountain views and scenic overlooks. You can't go wrong on this one!

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