RobesonCounty (ImagesofAmerica) (K. Blake Tyner) The history ofRobesonCounty reaches farther back than its creation in 1787 and reflects the impressive story of North Carolina. Carved out of the fertile farmlands on the border between North and South Carolina, Robeson is the Tarheel StateÃs largest county at 948 square miles. It has been called Ã¬The State ofRobesonÃ® not only because of its size but also because of the fierce independence and selfreliance of its people. The county is unique in its almost equally balanced triracial population. The residentsÃ³Native American, African American, and whiteÃ³have worked together over the centuries to create a culturally diverse community. Agriculture and textiles abound in the countyÃs past, as well as transportation innovations, like the largest wartime glider air base ever built. Indeed, RobesonCountyÃs citizens have served in every American conflict from the Revolutionary War on, including its own internal warÃ³the Lowery WarÃ³which lasted 10 years. Ã??Ã??