My name is Blake Tyner and I am the
Robeson County NCGenWeb coordinator. I am the curator of the Robeson County History Museum. Please contact me
with questions, comments of suggestions.
The 948 square miles that make up Robeson County has
a rich history that goes back farther than 1787 when it
was carved out of Bladen County, the Mother County. It
was created because the residents of the area felt that
their center of government needed to be closer, and that
the huge county of Bladen was simply too unwieldy. It
was named for Colonel Thomas Robeson, hero of the Revolutionary
War Battle of Elizabethtown.
The county is called “The State of Robeson”
not only because of its size, but because of its fierce
independence and self-reliance. Situated in the verdant
southeastern section of North Carolina, Robeson is bisected
by Interstate 95, and is located near Fayetteville and
Fort Bragg, the country's largest military installation.
Unique in its equally balanced tri-racial population,
the county combines in a rich heritage the Native American
Lumbee tribe (largest Native American tribe east of the
Mississippi), the African American community, and many
descendants of the numerous Scottish and European settlers
who arrived before and during the Revolution. Over the
centuries, these people have worked together to create
a culturally diverse community.
It is my belief that all the present and former citizens
of Robeson County in their own way have added to the history
of our county. This site will house original transcribed
documents, historical photographs, biographies and links
of interest concerning the people of Robeson County.
Please check back often to see what has been