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Moore County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 88,247.Its county seat is
Carthage and its largest town is Pinehurst.
Moore County comprises the Aberdeen- Pinehurst-Southern Pines, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area and is sometimes included in the Research Triangle and Greater Raleigh-Durham CSA. It lies at the northern edge of the area known as the Sandhills region.
It was named in honor of Captain Alfred Moore of Brunswick. a soldier of the Revolution and afterwards a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Moore was formed in 1784 from Cumberland. It was named in honor of Captain Alfred Moore of Brunswick. a soldier of the Revolution and afterwards a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. It is in the south central section of the State and is bounded by Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Montgomery, Randolph, Chatham and Lee counties. The present land area is 697.74 square miles and the 2000 population was 74,762. 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 1796 act. In 1806 Carthage was changed to Fagansville. In 1818, Fagansville was changed back to Carthage. Carthage is the county seat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 706 square miles (1,830 km2), of which 698 square miles (1,810 km2) is land and 8.0 square miles (21 km2) (1.1%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: