The following historical photos were obtained from Blake Tyner’s book “Robeson County,” from the “Images of America” series published by Arcadia Publishing. They originally came from the private collections of Robeson County residents, including Blake Tyner and his wife, Bess Hubbard.
These photos show the rich and diverse heritage of America’s most racially diverse rural county stretching back to its founding in 1787.
This photo gallery was originally featured as a part of the Washington Examiner’s series The Race to 2020: The people and places that will define a presidency. You can read more about Robeson County, see more photo gallery content, or use the form below to get email updates about future updates.