Moore County, Tennessee County Taxes

The following table shows the amount of taxes charged on the tax duplicates for the several years since the organization of the county, for county purposes, and the total amount charged for all purposes:

Year County Total
1872 $3,863.29 7,726.59
1873 5,022.17 13,307.68
1874 2,953.20 11,265.81
1875 3,091.55 10,852.87
1876 1,984.36 8,962.91
1877 2,158.48 6,410.10
1878 2,358.97 6,057.07
1879 2,215.88 5,940.79
1880 2,461.13 6,131.12
1881 2,864 03 8,088.53
1882 2,418.30 6,684.89
1883 2,938.35 8,654.74
1884 3,458.63 9,393.21
1885 3,946.82 8,685.02

The indebtedness of the county for current expenses is about $1,000, and for balance due for the court house $1,431. The levy on the duplicate of 1886 will be about sufficient to liquidate the latter, thus leaving the county in a very good financial condition.

Prior to the year 1882 the general elections in the territory composing the county, for State and National purposes, were controlled by the old counties, the same as though Moore County had never been organized.

In 1882, after the census of 1880 had been published, and Moore County was recognized in redistricting the state, it held its first election for officers of the legislature. At the presidential election in 1884, the vote in the county stood as follows: for Cleveland, 906; Blaine, 53; St. John, 5; Butler, 5. According to the census of 1880 Moore County contained the following number of inhabitants: White males, 2,766; white females, 2,691; colored males, 376; colored females, 355. Total white, 5,457; total colored, 731. Grand total, 6,188.

Moore County


Moore County, Goodspeed's History of Tennessee 1887

 

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