Historic Downtown Laurinburg

The historic center of Scotland County, downtown Laurinburg is a National Register Historic District featuring 50 contributing buildings, specialty shopping, and dining. Downtown Laurinburg was developed when railroad shops were relocated here from Wilmington at the beginning of the Civil War. It is part of the Civil War Trail.

Laurinburg’s Main Street is a point of historical interest in itself. Many of the stores on Main Street are housed in buildings that date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s and were operated by some of the town’s most prominent citizens, including the likes of Mr. John F. McNair, Mr. Walter Evans, one of the first African-American merchants operated a clothing store and had holdings in land and other property, and Mr. Washington Gill, an early mayor of the town.

Today, downtown Laurinburg is still the center of commerce, culture and community as it hosts not only the government buildings and the Storytelling Art Center of the Southeast, but also an array of art displays, parades and Holiday festivals.

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