Moore County, North Carolina
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**Moore County, North Carolina is situated a little south west of the centre of the state, and contains 740 square miles. It is drained by Deep and Haw Rivers, and the sources of Lumber River. The soil is generally fertile on the margins of streams.
Capital: Carthage.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 3,460, sheep 5,430, swine 6,570; wheat 15,643 bushels produced, rye 4,195, Indian corn 30,325, oats 17,241, Potatoes 20,194, rice 1,756 pounds, tobacco 31,416, cotton 750,640; 7 stores with a capital of $23,700; 3 tanneries, 3 distilleries, 4 flouring mills, 57 grist mills, 14 saw mills.
Moore County has 11 schools with 274 scholars.
Population: whites 6,443, slaves 1,472, free colored 73; total, 7,988.


**Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843


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Moore County Neighbors

Chatham County   /   Cumberland County   /   Harnett County   /   Hoke County   /   Lee County
Montgomery County   /   Randolph County   /   Richmond County   /   Scotland County



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