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Hallsboro, North Carolina
Hallsboro, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Hallsboro, North Carolina
Hallsboro, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Hallsboro, North Carolina is located in the United States
Hallsboro, North Carolina
Hallsboro, North Carolina
Location in the United States
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Columbus
Area
 • Total 3.26 sq mi (8.45 km2)
 • Land 3.26 sq mi (8.45 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
66 ft (20 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 465
 • Density 142/sq mi (55.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28442
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-29000
GNIS feature ID 986326

Hallsboro is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Columbus County, in southeastern North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 465.

Geography

Hallsboro is located in east-central Columbus County at 34°19′21″N 78°35′56″W / 34.322391°N 78.598902°W / 34.322391; -78.598902 (34.322391, -78.598902). It lies 66 feet (20 m) above sea level. The town is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hallsboro CDP has an area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all of it land.

Surrounding communities include Lake Waccamaw 5 miles (8 km) to the east, Whiteville, the Columbus County seat, 6 miles (10 km) to the west, Bolton 11 miles (18 km) to the east, and Clarkton 13 miles (21 km) to the north.

Local parks and attractions

Lake Waccamaw State Park is located on the far side of Lake Waccamaw, 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Hallsboro.

Education

Hallsboro has an elementary school and middle school. For high school, students must travel to East Columbus Jr./Sr High School at Lake Waccamaw, about 5 miles to the east. There are no libraries in Hallsboro; the closest is the Rube McCray Memorial Library 5.3 miles (8.5 km) away at Lake Waccamaw.

Notable person

  • Ann Atwater, born in Hallsboro, became a civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina, working especially with Operation Breakthrough
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