Robbins, North Carolina

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Robbins is a city in Moore County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,195 at the 2000 census.

Robbins is the hometown of the late Charles E. Brady, NASA astronaut of STS-78 space shuttle mission in 1996. A physician, Brady held the rank of captain in the US Navy, flight surgeon for the Blue Angels Navy flight squadron, an avid amateur radio operator (N4BQW) and BSA Eagle Scout.

Robbins is the hometown of former North Carolina senator and 2004 Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards, and is the annual site of the Mid Atlantic Star Party, a regional gathering of amateur astronomers.

Robbins' name has changed 10 times over the years. It started as Cagles Goldmine Community in the early 18th century and was settled by the descendants of Leonard "Lionheart" Cagle who immigrated there via Philadelphia from the Palatine Valley of Germany at age 70. His son Henry is believed to be the one that settled in between the creeks that border the city to the east and owned the land where the gold mine was located. Kennedy gunworks (Mechanics Hill) was located in Robbins during the [War of 1812 and Mexican War 1846-1848]. It is also home to the Standard Mineral Company, a mine on the outskirts of town that ships talc all over the world.



Robbins is located at 35°25′48″N 79°34′49″W / 35.43°N 79.58028°W / 35.43; -79.58028 (35.430024, -79.580284)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,195 people, 423 households, and 286 families residing in the city. The population density was 935.1 people per square mile (360.5/km²). There were 471 housing units at an average density of 368.6/sq mi (142.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.60% White, 2.34% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 32.30% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.37% of the population.

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