With edges along the Carolina border and the LumberRiver, Scotland County boasts features reminiscentof the country for which it was named. But the county hasheld fast to much more than kilts and bagpipes; its Scottishheritage is entwined with aspects of other cultures to producea rich palate of local history, stories, and legends. Althougha relatively young county, having been formed in 1899 fromRichmond County, the land has been inhabited for centuriesand maybe longer. Several writers believe that when NorthCarolina became a royal colony in 1729, Scottish Highlanderswere already living in the area.Scotland County serves as a testimony to the lives andexperiences of county residents, past and present. Local heroes, important streets, businesses, schools, and churches, which haveall helped to shape the county s identity, come to life throughword and image within the pages of this volume. Longtimeresidents and newcomers alike are sure to find themselvescaptivated by the photographs and accompanying captions thatcelebrate the county s coming of age.
Historical Properties Commision, John D Steward, Sara Stewart