YOUR KEY TO THE CITY

US Facts       Footsteps of History       Footsteps of History In Pictures       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Home     SEARCH THE INTERNET



Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Lumber Bridge
Robeson County, North Carolina

ZipCodes
28357




Page Contents for Lumber Bridge, North Carolina

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government



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.

Location

between Laurinburg and Fayetteville in southeastern North Carolina.
Return to Index

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.
Return to Index


Lumber Bridge City Government

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

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.



Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search