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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Scotland was formed in 1899 from Richmond. It was named for the country of Scotland, the northern portion of the British Isles. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by the state of South Carolina and Richmond, Moore, Hoke and
Robeson counties. The present land area is 319.14 square miles and the 2000 population was 35,998. Laurinburg is the county seat.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 320 square miles (830 km2), of which 319 square miles (830 km2) is land
and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.5%) is water.