Frequent Asked Questioins


Where is the Moore County archives office located? 
Lynchburg is tiny, so it’s hard to miss us. We are located on the lower floor of the Moore County Building, on the southwest side of the square – across the street from the gazebo and next to the Old Jail Museum. It’s a two-story brick building with a parking lot on the side. Look for the Archives sign. 


Archives Manager 
Ms. Christine Pyrdom is the Moore County Archivist and manages the Moore County Archives. She can be reached by email here at any time or by phone at (931) 759-7068 on Tuesdays & Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


When can I visit the Moore County archives? 
We are open on Tuesdays & Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you need to use the Archives at another time, please call 931-759-7068. 


How can I get records? 
Your first step is to contact the Archives by email, phone or – best – a visit. Some records are available on microfilm, and can be printed. Others are still on paper, but can be copied. If you cannot come to the Archives office yourself, the We can do a limited amount of research and send you the information you need. 


Are there any fees? 
We can make copies for you in the Archives office. Current cost is $.25 per page. If you need a certified copy, the charge is $5.00 per page. (These copies will be made at the Moore County Courthouse.) We can do a limited amount of research for you; you’ll be charged an additional $5.00, including postage. 


Where are Moore County’s public records located? 
Remember that Moore County was formed in December, 1871, so Moore County records begin with 1872, and tax records begin in 1873. To find what you want, start with the Archives office in the County Building. We have many of the older records, but others can be found in the County offices where business is conducted. Most of the County offices are in the Courthouse.

How can I donate items to the Moore County Archives? 
Contact the Moore Co. Archives by phone, email or a visit. We can accept records and other objects that are related to the history of Moore County or the surrounding area. We can advise you about the best way to package and preserve your items. If we have room, we will be happy to bring your donation into our collection.