Population: 16028 (2017 Estimate)
Form of Government: Council/Manager
Address: 395 Magnolia Rd., 28374
Dreaming of developing a health resort for Northerners, Boston philanthropist James Tufts bought 5,000 acres of pine barrens near Aberdeen in 1895.
Frederick Law Olmstead designed a village for him, and 226,000 trees and shrubs were planted.
By the early 1900's, the estate covered 10 square miles, with four hotels, 50 cottages, two excellent golf courses and a 35,000 acre shooting preserve. Trolleys transported guests to and from the Southern Pines train station along Midland Road. Scotsman Donald Ross designed more courses, including the famed No. 2.
Soon the resort was hosting several national amateur golf tournaments.
Today Pinehust is legendary throughout the golf world.
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