Moore County, North Carolina Genealogy
|Moore County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Moore County Courthouse
102 Monroe St
Carthage, NC 28327
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.
1889--Courthouse fire destroyed most of the land records and many court records.
Places / Localities
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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
Register of Deeds Office, Carthage, NC
Societies and Libraries
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).