Town History and Future

Our Scottish roots are reflected in our name. In 1722 a colony of Scotch Highlanders led by Lord Nairn settled in the "neck" of the Roanoke River. The name Scotland Neck first described the small communities that clustered around this original settlement. Nearly 150 years later, a progressive citizen named John Hyman adopted the name for the town he was to establish in this thriving area of commerce. Scotland Neck was officially incorporated in 1867 and work began creating the spacious avenues and tree-lined median of the north and southbound lanes of Main Street.

Today this historic median is festooned with glorious crepe myrtles that bloom each summer, a sight that welcomes thousands of visitors to Scotland Neck's annual Crepe Myrtle Festival in August. Live music, craftspeople with their wares, food and drink entertain the visitors, guests and home folks who fill our streets. However, this festival is just one highlight in a town that values civic involvement.

Kiwanis, Lions, Junior Order, Masons and other civic groups take pride in annual projects that add value to the community. These clubs are joined by Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian and Catholic churches working together to broaden Scotland Neck's base of support, attracting people of all backgrounds and denominations to the community.




Welcome to Scotland Neck, North Carolina!

Scotland Neck known as An Outdoor Paradise is a small rural town rich in agricultural heritage and land of unspoiled beauty, with a strong sense of community and southern hospitality.

Through hard work and entrepreneurial innovation the community has capitalized on the beauty of its natural resources: farmland, deep woods, wildlife, Roanoke River, country roads, and scenic views.

The community has learned to embrace agri/eco-tourism while balancing growth and still maintaining its small town character.

Scotland Neck anticipates revitalizing its economy with business and community collaboration and expand its employment base allowing youth to settle locally.

Scotland Neck is already on its way to becoming a model for rural community revitalization.

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Public Service Notice 

The Town of Scotland Neck is in accordance with State Regulations is hereby giving public notice. The Town of Scotland Neck Wastewater Treatment Plant has completed its 2017 Annual Performance Report. The report is available at the Town Hall and for review.  You may also click on the link above.


Thank you 

Mayor Eddie Braxton and the Town of Scotland Neck would like to thank the Main Street businesses that are participating in the Adopt-A-Planter Program. The participating businesses are:

Branch Banking & Trust 

H & R Block 

Hometown Hardware 

La Casetta Italian Restaurant 

Leroy Powell's Barber Shop 

Main Street Internet 

Scotland Neck Beauty Shop 

Union Mission Thrift Store 

The United States Postal Service 



Thank you to all participants that signed-up and participated in the

Town of Scotland Neck's 16th Annual Country Roads Bike Tour!

We hope you enjoyed as much as we did, and we look forward

to seeing you all again next year!






Thank you to everyone that came out to the 31st Annual Crepe Myrtle Festival!

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did. Thank you to all the vendors that participated, we greatly appreciate all of you and hope to see you at our next event. 

**We still have just 4 Crepe Myrtle Trees for sale, and also T-shirts!!!

For more information or to purchase contact 252-826-3152, email: marketingtownofscotlandneck.com,

or visit the Municipal Complex 1310 Main St. 


Back To School Giveaway

There will be school supplies given away

on first come first serve basis!

Sunday, August 19, 2018


Location: 1403 Church Street

Scotland Neck, NC 27874


For more information contact:

Hattie Staton 252-826-3891

Charlesa Creek 252-826-3152


Ice Cream & Cake will be served!


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Scotland Neck's 16th Annual

Classic Car Show 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

10:00 am - 3:00 pm 


Please bring your own tent/chairs if needed!


The Town of Scotland Neck is updating its economic development strategic plan with support from ElectriCities of N.C., Inc. Creative Economic Development Consulting is facilitating the update to the strategic plan.

They designed a survey to capture your input into a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) Analysis and your opinions for the Town of Scotland Neck Economic Development Strategic Plan. The information you provide will remain confidential and will be compiled with all survey responses.

We appreciate your participation. Input from stakeholders like you will make the strategic planning process a success.

Click here to take the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/scotlandneck



Scotland Neck Police Department 


 Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors!!!

McDowell's PharmacyTHE FREEZE 

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 Scotland Neck Methodist Church      Larry Pendleton Farms    Image result for suez



As a Main Street America Affiliate™, Town of Scotland Neck is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

Town of Scotland Neck is a North Carolina Small Town Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Scotland Neck Small Town Main Street Program is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency.





Beginning in April 2016

The DMV Driver's License unit will be in Scotland Neck

on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

NEW LOCATION:  Town of  Scotland Neck Senior Center.


Saving Energy = Saving $$$$

Call us at the Town Hall to schedule a residential or business

ENERGY AUDIT. It only takes about an hour and it's FREE!

Learn simple ways to save energy and reduce your electric bill!


  Effective Immediately

The Town of Scotland Neck will no longer pick up Household furnishings, mattresses, furniture, carpet, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 The Mary's Chapel Road Dump Site is open on Wednesday & Saturday from

 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. They will accept these items.   


Scotland Neck Business Association

(SNBA) monthly meeting 1st Tuesday each month at 6:00 pm at the SN Memorial Library


From the Mayor

Welcome to the Town of Scotland Neck on-line. We are located in the southeastern section of Halifax County. Scotland Neck serves as an employment, retail, banking, medical, dining and cultural center for the entire southeastern portion of the county. We are known for our wide main street with center parking, beautiful crepe myrtle trees and very friendly people. We are proud of the fact that we do not have a stop light in town and it is because everyone drives with caution and courtesy.

Come to Scotland Neck and you will find a land of unspoiled beauty. The quiet, scenic Roanoke River winds its way just eight miles North of town. The Roanoke River lures those who enjoy fishing, hunting, boating, camping, birding, and the great outdoors. You will also be reminded of our blessed good fortune in having well-maintained community facilities, such as the Scotland Neck Memorial Library, Municipal Complex with a 714 seat auditorium, Senior Citizens Center, Police and Fire station , public and private schools, EMS station, Halifax Community College Satellite site, Wellness Center, Scotland Neck Family Medical Center and Hospital.

We invite you to visit us and see what you have been missing.  Come spend a day or spend a lifetime.

Proud of Our Past and Excited about Our Future


Energy Depot

Energy Depot


The Town of Scotland Neck is pleased to offer you Energy Depot®, a new set of online tools and resources to help you better understand and manage your home energy use and costs. Energy Depot is your one-stop resource for energy information and it’s available free.

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Town Hall Contact

Contact UsTown Hall contact information is always available here. A quick and easy directory to get you in touch with Scotland Neck, NC. Click here!

Business in Scotland Neck NC

Served by U.S. Highway 258 and North Carolina Highway 125, Scotland Neck is only 30 minutes from I-95. Also, a number of Motor Freight Carriers are available in the area. Find out more.

Our Photos

Take a little while to enjoy our scenic photographs. Featuring some of the most beautiful Crepe Myrtles around, Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park and more! View Here!