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Moore County, North Carolina

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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 and was named after Alfred Moore, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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. Past residents of the area have included Annie Oakley, Harvey Firestone, General George C. Marshall, John D. Rockefeller and British actor Sean Connery.

Adjacent Counties

Towns, Villages, Townships & Communities (Townships are numbered)

Aberdeen | Addor | Bensalem (2) | Cameron | Carthage (County Seat) (1) | Deep River (5) | Eagle Springs | Fort Bragg | Foxfire | Glendon | Greenwood (6) | Jackson Springs | Little River (10) | McNeill (7) | Mineral Springs (9) | Pinebluff | Pinehurst | Ritter (4) | Sandhill (8) | Seven Lakes | Sheffields (3) | Southern Pines | Taylortown | Vass | West End | Whispering Pines



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places