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In the 1850s, Charles Shaw acquired a state land grant in southern Moore County. It included a high ridge where he began cutting pines.

In 1876, the Raleigh August Railroad came through. Most of the trees were gone a few years later when John T. Patrick purchased 675 acres of land for $1,265 to build a health resort. He named the streets in town after Northern States.

Southern Pines proved to be an ideal place for travel-weary train passengers to break their journey down from the north to Florida. By 1887, Southern Pines was a thriving resort.

After World War I, novelist and publisher James Boyd initiated the equestrian and literary pursuits that remain as a big fact for this day. Southern Pines is the largest town in Moore County.

In 2004, the Southern Pines Business Association opened a Visitor Welcome Center adjacent to the Train Station in downtown Southern Pines. This museum is furnished with many artifacts and photographs of this unique area.

For more information visit:  www.moorehistory.com

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logo bottomFounded in 1979 by a small group of dedicated merchants, the Southern Pines Business Association continually works towards the promotion, beautification and overall improvement of the Southern Pines community. It is the mission of the Southern Pines Business Association to encourage and enhance the commercial well-being of Southern Pines and improve the quality of its common life.

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