Moore County

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Moore

Moore County is named for Alfred Moore, who was a captain in the American Revolutionary War and a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

Created:  July 4, 1784

County Seat: 

Carthage 1784 – present

 

County Justice Center – Carthage 

 

Location:  102 Monroe Street / Dows Road

Built:  1977 – 1979

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Austin Associates

Contractor:  King-Hunter Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is in located on the southeast side of the Public Square. The west front has a large glass wall with recessed entrances on either side. The second story has narrow horizontal windows. The flat roof overhangs the building.

 

County Courthouse – Carthage 

 

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Location:  Courthouse Square / Dowd Road & Monroe Street

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Christopher Gadsden Sayre

Contractor:  Joe W Stout & Company of Sanford

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three story Indiana limestone structure. The building is located at the center of the Public Square. The northwest front has a central arched entrance on the first story with small balustrade above. The second and third stories have six recessed columns. The first story windows are arched. A projecting horizontal cornice runs between the first and second stories. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1890.

 

See:  The contractor, Joe W Stout & Company of Sanford, also constructed the courthouse in Montgomery County.

 

Courthouses: 

North – Randolph County and Chatham County

East    – Lee County, Harnett County and Cumberland County

South – Hoke County, Scotland County and Richmond County

West  – Richmond County and Montgomery County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2014