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Moore County,
North Carolina History & Facts

Moore County, North Carolina History

When was Moore County, NC Created?
Moore County was created on 1784 from Cumberland County. This county was named for Alfred Moore (1755–1810), a captain in the Revolutionary War and justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

What is the County Seat of Moore County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Carthage also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Moore County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Chatham County (northeast), Lee County (northeast), Harnett County (east), Cumberland County (southeast), Hoke County (southeast), Richmond County (southwest), Montgomery County (west), Randolph County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Moore County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Aberdeen, Cameron, Carthage, Foxfire, Pinebluff, Pinehurst, Robbins, Seven Lakes, Southern Pines, Taylortown, Vass, Whispering Pines.

Moore County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Moore County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Moore County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Moore County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Moore County clerk of court.

You can search online for Moore County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Moore County, NC Census Records

What Moore County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Moore Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Moore Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Moore Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Moore County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Moore County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Moore County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Moore County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1889 by fire, some early records were destroyed.

Old Moore County Courthouse

Moore County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Moore County, NC?
A list of Moore County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Moore County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Moore County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Moore County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Moore Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Moore Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Moore Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Moore Co. NC General and History Websites

Moore Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Moore Co. NC Military Records

Moore Co. NC Schools & Directories

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