Lumberton is situated in Southeastern North Carolina on Interstate 95 and is the midpoint between New York and Florida making the area a popular stopping destination for travelers. It is ideally situated on Interstate 95 in southeastern North Carolina, just 20 minutes north of the South Carolina border.
Just south of the City, east-west Interstate 74 intersects with Interstate 95. Situated at the crossroads of these two major interstates, Lumberton is sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to Southeastern North Carolina” and “The Main Street of the East Coast.” This ideal location makes Lumberton a choice place to dine, shop, and spend the night.
Lumberton interstate exits include Exits: 17, 19, 20 & 22, taking any of these exits will give you easy access to a wide choice of hotels and restaurants that are visible from the interstate.
While you are in the Lumberton area there are a variety of attractions that you won’t want to miss! Tour a vineyard, see Lumberton history first hand at the One Room Schoolhouse, take a walk on the Riverwalk or even get a bit of Crossfit action with a day pass. There are museums, a Planetarium and Science Center, The Lazy L Ranch and plenty of shopping to keep you occupied while vising the area.
A little history on Lumberton, NC… It was founded in 1787 by John Willis, an officer in the American Revolution. The City of Lumberton was created by an Act of the NC General Assembly that same year and was named the County seat of Robeson County. Lumberton was incorporated in 1859 and was so named because of its location on the Lumber River and its designation as a shipping point for lumber to be used by the Navy. Lumberton has grown tremendously since its creation in 1787. Of the 134,168 people in Robeson County, 23,000 live within the city limits of Lumberton.
Lumberton and its people extend to you a heartfelt welcome!