Scotland County, North Carolina

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Scotland County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 35,998. Its county seat is Laurinburg[1].



The county was formed in 1899 from the southeastern part of Richmond County. It was named after Scotland, as many of its early European settlers were Scots-Irish.

Law and government

Scotland County is a member of the regional Lumber River Council of Governments.

As of the 2000 Census, Scotland County is located entirely in North Carolina's 8th congressional district and is currently represented in the 111th United States Congress by Larry Kissell (D).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 321 square miles (830 km²), of which, 319 square miles (827 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.47%) is water. Geographically, it is the smallest county in North Carolina.


The county is divided into four townships: Laurel Hill, Spring Hill, Stewartsville, and Davidson

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