About This Place
Town of Tar Heel is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 70.
Tar Heel is home to the largest pork processing plant in the world which opened in 1992, operated by Smithfield Foods and is located just north of the Town Limits.
Tar Heel is located at 34°43′56″N 78°47′32″W / 34.73222°N 78.79222°W / 34.73222; -78.79222 (34.732353, -78.792284). Tar Heel is located on the banks of the Cape Fear River, and its major highways are NC 87 and NC 131. With Fayetteville being 25 miles to the North West, Elizabethtown 15 miles to the South East, and Lumberton 16 miles to the South West the area is excellent for residents to commute to their work. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.