Tabor City, North Carolina is located in Columbus County in the southeast corner of the State. Tabor City was founded as a rural market town on the Atlantic Coast Railroad. Our history as an agricultural center can still be seen today with our fields of corn, lumber yards, and grain silos. The municipality has a population of 2,600 and is located within 30 minutes of the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach, SC and Brunswick County, NC).
While many people know us because we are way to the Grand Strand, we are so much more than that. We are award-winning campgrounds, locally owned restaurants, muscadine wines, and family values. We are a friendly community, where you will always be greeted with a wave and a smile whether at a football game on Friday night or at the NC Yam Festival held each October.
While areas around us have changed with hasty growth, suburban lifestyles, and traffic jams, we have maintained our identity as a true southern town with our laid-back hospitality, sense of community pride, and nostalgic return to simpler times.
Tabor City, North Carolina is located in Columbus County in the southeast corner of the State. The County is rural with agriculture, specifically corn, sweet potatoes and tobacco as the main crops. The municipality has a population of 4,000 and is located within a 25 minute automobile ride to the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Brunswick County, North Carolina). Tabor City has quick access to Route 9 and the newly constructed Route 31 in South Carolina. Tabor City has an excellent infrastructure complete with its own water and sewer treatment plant which makes it ideal for residential and commercial development.
Columbus County has 22 schools that include elementary, middle and 4 consolidated high schools.
Tabor City has Tabor City Elementary School, Tabor City Middle School and South Columbus High School.
Higher education consists of the Southeastern Community College-enrollment 2,400, in Whiteville, the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)-enrollment 10,000, University of North Carolina Pembroke-enrollment 5,632, and Coastal Carolina University-enrollment 4,500 in Conway, South Carolina.
Real Property is assessed per $100.00 of value as follows:
Town of Tabor City $.670 per $100.00
Columbus County $.815 per $100.00
Sales Tax is 6.5%
Corporate tax is 6%
CULTURAL & RECREATION
The Columbus County Arts Council and the Southeastern Community College Cultural Services provide the majority of the activities in the County.
UNC Wilmington, UNC Pembroke and Coastal Carolina have a series of plays, recitals typical of any major University.
Thalian Hall in Wilmington has a variety of plays, concerts and performances.
The North Carolina Museum of Forestry in Whiteville celebrates the natural history and cultural heritage of our forests.
Baseball Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Soccer Wilmington Hammerheads
FISHING, HUNTING & GOLF
Lake Tabor – a 100+ acre fresh water lake located at the intersection of Route 701 Business and 701 Bypass.
Jellystone Park @ Daddy Joe’s, stocked ponds and RV site on Richard Wright Road off Route 701.
Within a 40 mile radius there are 100+ golf courses.
North Carolina Yam Festival October 22-26th, 2013 Tabor City
North Carolina Strawberry Festival May 1st-4th, 2013 Chadbourn
North Carolina Watermelon Festival July 19th – 21st, 2013 Fair Bluff
North Carolina Pecan Festival November 1st – 2nd, 2013 Whiteville
County Seat Whiteville
Form of Government
Tabor City Council with Mayor
Columbus County Commissioners with Chairman
Yearly Precipitation 48-50 Inches
Summer Temperature Mean high 88 and low 69
Winter Temperature Mean high 61 and low 38
ACTIVE REAL ESTATE LISTINGS FOR TABOR CITY COASTAL CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS MLS
$257,800 : TBD Near 6401 Swamp Fox Hwy. W, Tabor City0 beds, 0 bathsListing provided by Burroughs and Company, LLC
$784,000 : TBD Near 4629 Swamp Fox Hwy. W, Tabor City0 beds, 0 bathsListing provided by Burroughs and Company, LLC
0 beds, 0 bathsListing provided by Burroughs and Company, LLC
$357,500 : 383 Lovett Buffkin Lane, Tabor City0 beds, 0 bathsListing provided by Burroughs and Company, LLC
$286,600 : TBD Country Lane, Tabor City0 beds, 0 bathsListing provided by Burroughs and Company, LLC
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Places to See
CARROLLWOODS RV PARK
Located in the shady woods behind Grapefull Sisters Vineyard, CarrollWoods RV Park offers pull-through, full service RV sites and tent camping sites in close proximity to NC and SC beaches. For more information, call 910-653-5538 or visit http://www.grapefullsistersvineyard.com/carrollwoods.html
YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE PARK @ DADDY JOE’S
This facility is a campground complete with stocked ponds, RV park, “yurt” accommodations, meeting space, pool, family center and nature trails. For more information call 910-653-2155 or on the web atwww.taborcityjellystone.com.
THE TODD HOUSE
The Todd House is a classic southern style buffet restaurant dating back to the 1920s. Meeting rooms available. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Contact Nelson L. Lee, Proprietor at 910-653-3778 or visithttp://todd-house.com
HORACE CARTER MUSEUM
The Horace Carter Museum is located at the Tabor-Loris Tribune newspaper offices this museum displays the history of the town of Tabor City through the eyes of the Town’s Pulitzer Prize winner, Horace Carter. Horace Carter founded the newspaper back in the 1940s. Come see the equipment used to produce this weekly paper and see the office where this famed author used to write. Call the office at 910-653-3153.
TABOR CITY SCHOOL HOUSE
A circa 1900 One Room School House was restored by the historical society of Tabor City and Columbus County. This facility was purchased and donated to the Town of Tabor City by Richard Wright. Come and relive the old days when life “was simple and oh so mellow”. Call the Visitor’s Center across from the site to obtain a key for entry. Open daily from 8:30AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday and 10AM-2PM on Saturday.
THE TABOR CITY RAILROAD DEPOT
The Tabor City Railroad Depot is located behind Main and Fourth Streets. The depot maintains a number of artifacts depicting the days when the railroad was an integral part of the daily living in town. Come see a replica of the town in the early 1900s as well as pictures of prominent citizens who led the town to its present growth. Contact the Visitor’s Center for a key to the museum. Open daily from 8:30AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday and 10AM to 2PM on Saturday.
This 100+ acre recreational lake is complete with a bait and tackle shop, piers, boat launches, picnic areas and ball fields. Bass tournaments are held monthly. For more information, contact Curtis Nealey at 910-653-5814.
STICKLAND’S CORN MAZE
Each year Strickland’s Farm Produce utilizes its corn harvest remnants and creates a corn maze during the fall season. This activity is usually held from the end of September through the middle of November. The maze is located at 8289 Swamp Fox Hwy West Tabor City, NC 28463. For more information call 910-649-7921 or 843-283-0038 for group rates or utilize the web at www.stricklandscornmaze.com