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Raeford, NC 28376

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Living in Raeford, North Carolina

Raeford, North Carolina, USA

Raeford is located 18 miles west of Fayetteville, 20 miles southeast of Southern Pines, 35 miles from Laurinburg, 35 miles from Lumberton, 75 miles from Raleigh, 95 miles from Charlotte, 95 miles from Greensboro, and 116 miles from Wilmington. The highways in Hoke County are US HWY 401, NC HWY 20, and NC HWY 211. The nearest interstate is I-95.

A piece of history: How Raeford Got Its Name

The gentlemen who operated the turpentine distillery and general store in old Raeford, located near what is known as the swimming hole on Rockfish Creek, wanted the post office in their store for the convenience of the townspeople. In order to choose a name for the post office, they took a syllable from each of their being John McRae, and one being A.A. Williford...Thus the name “Raeford” was given to the town.


  • 2012 Pop.: 4,827 (+42.6% since 2000)
  • Males: 2,204 (45.7%)
  • Females: 2,623 (54.3%)
  • Median Resident Age: 39.4 years
  • NC Median Age: 45.5 years
  • Zip Codes: 28376


  • Average Temperature: 62° F
  • January Average Temperature: 40° F
  • June Average Temperature: 79° F
  • Annual Average Rainfall: 54 inches
  • Snowfall Average: 3 inches
  • Hoke County Elevation: 200-450 feet