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)
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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 and its largest town is Pinehurst. It is a border county between the Piedmont and the Atlantic Coastal Plain.

In the early years the economy was dependent on agriculture and lumber. The lumber business expanded after railroads reached the area, improving access to markets. It lies at the northern edge of the area known as the Sandhills region, and developed resorts in the late 19th century, aided by railroads.

In the early 21st century Moore County comprises the Aberdeen-Pinehurst-Southern Pines, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is sometimes included in the Research Triangle and Greater Raleigh-Durham CSA.

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History

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Indigenous peoples occupied this area, with varying cultures over thousands of years. In the historic period that included European encounter, tribes included Algonquian speakers in the coastal area, with Siouan-speaking tribes in the border and Piedmont, and the Iroquoian-speaking Cherokee in the western mountains.

This area was settled by Highland Scots and descendants, who had migrated through the backcountry of Pennsylvania and Virginia. The county was formed in 1785, shortly after the American Revolutionary War, from part of Cumberland County. It was named after 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 and Chatham counties were combined to form Lee County.

Moore County has many golf resorts in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst area, and hosted 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 consecutively hosted both the Women's and Men's Opens in the same year, a first in U.S. Open history.

Celebrities who frequent or have private homes in the area include athletes Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Jack Nicklaus, and British actor Sean Connery. Past residents of the area have included Annie Oakley, Harvey Firestone, General George C. Marshall, and John D. Rockefeller.

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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