North Carolina is divided into one hundred counties. The establishment of North Carolina counties stretches over 240 years, beginning in 1668 with the creation of Albemarle County and ending with the 1911 creation of Avery and Hoke counties. Five counties have been divided or abolished altogether, the last being Dobbs County in 1791.
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Hoke was formed in 1911 from Cumberland and Robeson. It was named in honor of Robert F. Hoke, a major-general in the Confederate States Army. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by Cumberland, Robeson, Scotland, Moore and Harnett
counties. The present land area is 391.21 square miles and the 2000 population was 33,646. Raeford is the county seat.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 392 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 391 square miles (1,010 km2) is
land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.4%) is water.