The societies at present are Lincoln Lodge, No. 50, I. 0. O. F., which has a charter, dated May 14, 1849. Jas. McBride, W. C. Byron, Thomas J. Lindley, J. A. Silvertooth and W. F. Smith, were the members named in the charter. The lodge has a membership of thirty five, and is in a flourishing condition.
Lynchburg Lodge, No. 318, F. & A. M., has a charter dated December 5, 1866. The officers named in the charter are J. T. Motlow, W. M.; E. Y. Salmon, S. W.; and D. L. Enochs, J. W. There are about twenty five members belonging to the lodge at the present writing, "Who dwell together in peace and harmony."
The first newspaper published in the county was the Moore County Pioneer. It was established at Lynchburg in 1872 by James R. Russ, who continued its publication until near the close of 1874, when it suspended. The Lynchburg Sentinel, W. W. Gordon, editor, was established in April 1874, the first number being issued on the third day of that month. Mr. Gordon continued to edit and publish the paper until December 1878, when he sold it to Mr. W. A. Frost, who
continued its publication until it was burned out in the great fire of 1883.
The first number of the Lynchburg Falcon, R. A. Parks, editor and proprietor, was published February 15, 1884. It is a good county paper, well patronized, and satisfied the demands of the people. The press of Moore County has been ably edited, and has always been, as it now is now, democratic in politics.
Moore County, Goodspeed's History of Tennessee 1887