Parkton, North Carolina is located in Robeson County, within the Lumberton metropolitan area, in central North Carolina. The small town has a population of around 5,000 people, and is the location of a number of businesses, including a bank, a restaurant, a park, and playground, and a general store. The small town is also the site of the famous Lumberton Railroad depot. The town is named after William Parkton, who was an early settler of the area. His family owned a farm on the Lumber River, and during the colonial days they made sure their livestock was kept well-maintained by making sure that they kept a supply of wood on hand. The railroad connection to the town occurred at some time during the early 1900’s. Click here for facts about Fayetteville, NC.
Parkton, NC is about three miles away from Robeson, on the west side of Lumberton Creek. The nearest highway is Highway 72, which is part of Hwy. 9, and can take travelers to the Atlantic Ocean in thirty minutes. There are some very quaint little shops in Parkton, NC, with one that I happen to frequent on a daily basis. This small little store sells a variety of outdoor gear, such as tents, campers, and other accessories for fishing, swimming, hiking, and other activities. Click here to read about Why Parkton, North Carolina is a Great Place To Visit.
The Lumberton area is quite a bit more rural than Parkton, so you will probably need to use public transportation if you are traveling with a group of people. Most of the major cities in Robeson County have bus service available to any of the numerous smaller towns that line the Robeson Valley. One of my favorite things about living in Parkton, NC, compared to other smaller communities is the fact that all of the roads, even the country roads, are in excellent shape. This means that there is less chance for road debris to be left behind when vehicles are leaving town, which is very convenient for those who enjoy backwoods travel. If you are interested in finding a great home, one in Parkton, NC, look no further than this small town.
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