John T. Patrick, who bought the acreage that became the Town of Southern Pines, also bought 772 acres in 1884 that became the Town of Pinebluff. Patrick designed the layout of the town on a rectangular grid of streets and blocks, giving the east-west avenues names such as Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New England, and Boston because these were the areas from which he hoped to attract settlers. He advertised in newspapers and published brochures extolling the terrain, the climate, and the healthful advantages of the pine-scented air, in hopes that the area would become a "healthful" winter resort for Northerners.
Incorporated in 1899, Pinebluff never evolved into the resort community Patrick had hoped. Today the Town is a tranquil, primarily residential area.
Major industries that are thriving in Pinebluff include:
|2016 Population:||1,449 estimate|
|2018 Tax Rate:||$.39 per $100 valuation|
|Town Contacts:||Rachel Byrd, Mayor
Betty McDuffie, Town Clerk
|Address:||325 E. Baltimore Avenue
Pinebluff, NC 28373