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  • Monument Name

    Moore County Bicentennial Commemoration, Carthage

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Local History

  • City

    Carthage

  • County

    Moore

  • Description

    The Moore County Bicentennial Commemoration Monument is a bronze plaque placed on a smaller, rectangular piece of granite. The plaque faces upward and the inscription on the plaque references individuals holding public positions at the time of commemoration, 200 years after Moore County was first founded.

  • Inscription

    Top: BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION

    Left side: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS / ARTHUR L. PURVIS, CHM. / JIMMY RILEY, V. CHM / ANTHONY E. PARKER / DR. CHARLES A. PHILLIPS, M.D. / WILLIAM E. SIMMONS / ROY L. LOWE, COUNTY MANAGER

    Center: MOORE COUNTY / 1784 / 200-YEARS / 1984 / NORTH CAROLINA

    Right side: GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA / JAMES B. HUNT, JR. / STATE SENATORS / WANDA HUNT / RUSSELL G. WALKER / STATE REPRESENTATIVES / T. CLYDE AUMAN

    Bottom: DEDICATED / JULY 4, 1984

  • Custodian

    Town of Carthage

  • Dedication Date

    July 4, 1984

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.345630 , -79.416920 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Moore County Bicentennial," Markeroni.com, (accessed December 28, 2012) Link

      County of Moore North Carolina. "The Historic Courthouse," Our History, (accessed December 28, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Location

    The monument is located in Courthouse Square. The historic courthouse sits along NC Route 22/24/27 at Monroe Street.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits on the lawn of Courthouse Square. The James Rogers McConnell Memorial is also located on Courthouse Square.

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