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Lumber Bridge
Robeson County, North Carolina


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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Lumber Bridge is approximately 109 (1990), 94 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 50 (1990), 45 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lumber Bridge is 1.702 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.023 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lumber Bridge to Washington DC is 301 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 68 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lumber Bridge is positioned 34.88 degrees north of the equator and 79.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.


between Laurinburg and Fayetteville in southeastern North Carolina.
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History & History Related Items

A toll bridge was built over Little Marsh Swamp and was owned and operated by Levi Glass, one of the original land grant owners in the late 1700's. He collected a toll of 50 cents for each person crossing the bridge on the way to Fayetteville. Because Fayetteville was an important city in the eastern portion of the state at that time, the bridge had great use. The town of Lumber Bridge takes its name from this toll bridge. It was also the first lumber bridge built in the county. The town was incorporated in 1891.

In 1907, Lumber Bridge had the first accredited eastern North Carolina high school. The school, though it had strong academic programs, was closed in 1931 because of a declining population in the area.

During the 1930's and 40's, Lumber Bridge, along with many small towns, had large job losses which cause local economy to falter. By the beginning of the 21st century, Lumber Bridge began to wake up with new industry and business coming into the area.
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Lumber Bridge City Government

The town of LUmber Bridge is governed by a Town Council and Mayor.

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