Moore County, North Carolina Genealogy

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[ Moor County Register of Deeds]<br>100 Dowd Street<br>Carthage, NC 28327
Mailing Address:<br>P. O. Box 1210<br>Carthage, NC 28327<br>910-947-6300
Has Land Records starting from 1787; their website includes a searchable database for their records.
A number of websites have transcribed deed and land records as follows:
*[ Index to Moore County Grants, Vol. II]
*[ Moore County Original Landowners]
*[ Benjamin Caddle Land Grant 1799]
*[ William Cole to W. W. Sears 1856]
*[ Robert Green Land Grant 1853]
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==== Local Histories  ====

Revision as of 23:59, 4 April 2011

Moore County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1784
County Seat Carthage
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County Courthouse

Moore County Courthouse
102 Monroe St
Carthage, NC 28327

Mailing Address:
PO Box 936
Carthage, NC 28327
Tel: (910) 947-2396


Moore County was formed in 1784 from Cumberland County. It was named in the honor
of Captain Alfred Moore of Brunswick, a soldier of the Revolution and
afterwards a judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. Moore County
is in the south central section of the State and bounded by Harnett, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond,
Montgomery, Randolph, Chatham, and Lee counties.
The act establishing the county provided for the erection of the public buildings. In 1795 an act was passed which stated that the location of the courthouse was inconvenient; it named commissioners to purchase land near the center of the county and erect a new courthouse. In 1796 an act was passed establishing Carthage on land where the courthouse was to stand. In 1803 an act was passed naming commissioners to lay out a town and build a courthouse as directed in the act of 1796. In 1806, Carthage was changed to Feaginsville. In 1818, "Feaginsville" was changed back to Carthage, and is now the county seat.

Parent County

1784--Moore County was created from Cumberland County.
County seat: Carthage [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1889--Courthouse fire destroyed most of the land records and many court records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Cameron


Moore County Clerk of Superior Court

The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.

As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.

Clerk of Superior Court's Office 910-947-2396
910-947-1444 (FAX)


Moor County Register of Deeds
100 Dowd Street
Carthage, NC 28327

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1210
Carthage, NC 28327

Has Land Records starting from 1787; their website includes a searchable database for their records.

A number of websites have transcribed deed and land records as follows:

Local Histories






Vital Records

Register of Deeds Office, Carthage, NC


Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).