Place:Moore, North Carolina, United States

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NameMoore
Alt namesMooresource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.3°N 79.483°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1784 - )
See alsoLee, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Moore County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,247. Its county seat is Carthage.

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History

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The county was formed in 1784 from Cumberland County. It was named for Alfred Moore, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

In 1907 parts of Moore County and Chatham County were combined to form Lee County.

Moore County has many golf resorts in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst area, and has played host to the 1996 and 2001 Women's U.S. Opens as well as the 1999 and 2005 Men's U.S. Opens. The Women's Open returned to Southern Pines in 2007. In 2014, they will host both the Women's and Men's Opens back to back, a first in U.S. Open history.

As a result of the area's rare combination of prestige and isolation, many celebrities escape to this area from time to time. Among those who frequent or have private homes in the area are Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Sean Connery. Past residents of the area include Annie Oakley, Harvey Firestone, and John D. Rockefeller.

John Edwards, Charles Brady, Shannon Moore, Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy, were also raised here.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1783 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1784 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1784 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1787 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1851 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1960 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 3,770
1800 4,767
1810 6,367
1820 7,128
1830 7,745
1840 7,988
1850 9,342
1860 11,427
1870 12,040
1880 16,821
1890 20,479
1900 23,622
1910 17,010
1920 21,388
1930 28,215
1940 30,969
1950 33,129
1960 36,733
1970 39,048
1980 50,505
1990 59,013

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External links

www.moorecountync.gov


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