Moore, South Carolina

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Moore
Unincorporated community
Moore is located in South Carolina
Moore
Moore
Location within the state of South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°50′00″N 81°59′31″W / 34.83333°N 81.99194°W / 34.83333; -81.99194Coordinates: 34°50′00″N 81°59′31″W / 34.83333°N 81.99194°W / 34.83333; -81.99194
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountySpartanburg
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes29369
Area code(s)864
 
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Moore
Unincorporated community
Moore is located in South Carolina
Moore
Moore
Location within the state of South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°50′00″N 81°59′31″W / 34.83333°N 81.99194°W / 34.83333; -81.99194Coordinates: 34°50′00″N 81°59′31″W / 34.83333°N 81.99194°W / 34.83333; -81.99194
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountySpartanburg
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes29369
Area code(s)864

Moore is a small unincorporated community in Spartanburg County in the upstate of the U.S. state of South Carolina. Moore has no major bodies of water. It is growing into a suburb of Spartanburg.

Geography[edit]

Moore is located in the piedmont (locally known as the Upstate) region of South Carolina at a latitude of 34.833N and a longitude of -81.992W. The elevation of Moore is 725 feet above sea level.[1]

Moore is located south of Spartanburg on U.S. Route 221 and is one mile west of Interstate 26.

Historical Sites[edit]

One of the commonly visited historical sites in the area is the Walnut Grove Plantation located 3.7 miles from Moore. Moore is also home to 2 historical houses. They are not classified as historical landmarks, however, they could be. 1105 Center point drive is the oldest house in town. Built in 1825, it is a 2 story colonial style home. It is currently owned and lived in by the Mathis family. Built in 1875, 1113 Center point drive, is also a 2 story colonial style home. It is currently owned but not resided in.

Price's Post Office was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.[2]

Agriculture[edit]

Moore is famous for its Niven's Apple Farm, one of the largest producers and sellers of apples in Spartanburg County. Corn is also a relevant product. Cattle are the only main livestock.

Entertainment[edit]

At one point, Moore was home to the studio of the Marshall Tucker band. The band is now defunct and the studio is no longer used, but it still stands on Main Street (SC HWY 290) beside the post office and Presbyterian Church. Moore is also the worldwide headquarters of the amateur movie company DUMM Productions DUMM Productions. Moore is also home to Walnut Grove Plantation, one of the first colonial English settlements in South Carolina. It was instrumental as a bastion of patriotism during the Revolutionary War. Moore is the former home of the Bruns Racing Team, which recently refocused its efforts from car racing to airplanes and scuba diving.

Education[edit]

Moore boasts three schools. They are part of the Spartanburg District 5 and 6 School system. First is R.D. Anderson Applied Technology and Vocational School, the tech prep center for Byrnes, Dorman, and Woodruff High Schools. River Ridge Elementary is the newest elementary school in Spartanburg District 5. Also, Anderson Mill Elementary School, a part of Spartanburg District 6, and Dawkins Middle School, also part of Spartanburg District 6, are located in Moore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geographic information
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.