Cumberland County, North Carolina

Market House in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC

Cumberland County, North Carolina, was formed in 1754. The county was named in honor of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), a captain-general of the British army.

Cumberland County is bordered by the following counties: Harnett County, Sampson County, Bladen County, Robeson County, Hoke County and Moore County, and encompasses approximately 661 square miles.

Cities and towns located in Cumberland County include: Eastover, Falcon, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Godwin, Hope Mills, Linden, Pope A F B, Pope Air Force Base, Rockfish Township, Spring Lake, Stedman and Wade.

The first county seat was named Cumberland Court House. In 1762, Campbelton was established at Cross Creek. Campbelton and Cross Creek were merged in 1778. In honor of Lafayette, Campbelton changed its name to Fayetteville in 1783. This is the present county seat.

 For the Official Cumberland County NC website, please Click Here.

As of the 2010 census, Cumberland County's population was 319,431. Cumberland County is home to Fayetteville State University, Methodist University, and Fayetteville Technical Community College.

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