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Robeson County, North Carolina


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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Parkton is approximately 428 (2000), 436 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 182 (1990), 170 (2010).
The amount of land area in Parkton is 1.646 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Parkton to Washington DC is 299 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Parkton is positioned 34.90 degrees north of the equator and 79.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in south-central North Carolina
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History & History Related Items

The area was first settled around 1884 and was known as Piney Forest. In 1891, the one-room school, Piney Forest Academy was renamed as Parkton Institute. Some say the name came from a railroad engineer who mapped the area. Others say the area by the tracks was used to "park" their horses and wagons. At least ten trains stopped in Parkton in the peak railroad times. Once the automobile told hold, the number of trains to Parkton began to dwindle. The town was incorporated in 1901.

The train depot has been preserved by the Parkton Historical Society who worked with the Atlantic Coastline Railroad to accomplish the task.
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The population of Parkton was:
1990 - 367
2000 - 428

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