History of Southern Pines NC

“Southern Pines” diverts here. For the neighborhood in Florida, see Southern Pines (Tampa), Florida.


Southern Pines was established as a colder time of year wellbeing resort for Northerners. Starting at 1898, it was a twilight town where African Americans were not permitted to dwell or lead business.

The James Boyd House, Shaw House, Southern Pines Historic District, Firleigh Farms, and Moore County Hunt Lands and Mile-Away Farms are recorded on the National Register of Historic Places.


As indicated by the United States Census Bureau, the town has an all out region of 15.5 square miles (40.2 km2), of which 15.4 square miles (39.8 km2) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km2) (1.16%) is water.