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Moore County, North Carolina
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Founded 1784
County Seat Carthage
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Contents

County Courthouse

History

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Cameron

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Register of Deeds Office, Carthage, NC

URL - http://rod.moorecountync.gov/default.aspx

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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

 

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