History of Aberdeen, NC
The towns of Pinehurst and Southern Pines are within ten minutes drive,
offering excellent restaurants, modern shopping plazas, and small quaint
specialty shops. Nearby Sandhills Community College offers a wide variety of lectures, concerts and exhibits, including one of the most popular horticultural gardens in the state. It also has an expansive continuing educations program for those of all ages.
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Located in the southern part of Moore County, Aberdeen, North Carolina is a small town full of historical character. Settled by Scottish emigrants in the 1700’s, the Town was known as Bethesda and Blue’s Crossing before it adopted its current name in the later part of the nineteenth century.
The first foreign settlers migrating into the area now known as Aberdeen were Scottish Highlanders, fleeing their parent country to the shores of North Carolina and eventually up the Cape Fear River and its tributaries inland to the pine forests of Moore County. Good hunting was the enticement for permanent settlement beginning as early as 1745. Plentiful game plus an abundance of virgin land prompted emigrants from Scotland and England to settle in what we now call Aberdeen. The Scottish community of Blue's Crossing was settled in the mid 1750's in the area of land from the "Head of the Rockfish" to the "Devil's Gut", two bodies of water making up the flow to Aberdeen Creek. Although the land area was more than 10 square miles, only approximately 300 people inhabited the densely wooded acreage at the time of settlement.
Soon after the Civil War, the Raleigh & Augusta Air Line (now owned by the CSX Transportation System) was completed through the county and through the struggling community of Blue's Crossing. In the 1870's the production of turpentine, resin and tar from the pine trees, and the cutting of the pine trees for the timber itself, required better transportation facilities and a unity in government.
Prior to 1900, the economy was shaped for years to come with agriculture, industry, tourism and retirement. During the twentieth century, the Sandhills experienced prosperity, wars, depression and recessions. Agriculture farming brought forth grain, fruit, cotton and tobacco. The resort and retirement industries grew. Today there is a healthy balance among these major segments of the Sandhills economy, and planning for the future will continue to balance and enhance the quality of life in our community.
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Aberdeen is a great place to live because it is family oriented community with an excellent school system, a low crime rate, very affordable housing and located close to Fort Bragg, NC.
Today Aberdeen's population is about 10,800. Their historic district has been refurbished and preserved by the town's citizens. On July 2, 1989, the Aberdeen Historic District was dedicated, and encompasses 88 acres and over 100 historic buildings that were constructed in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Only seven miles from the Village is Moore Regional Hospital, a member of the First Health network. Moore Regional is a modern, full service facility that is rated in the top 100 cardiac care centers nation-wide. A recently completed oncology wing has opened and is affiliated with Duke University Hospital . Offices and clinics of a variety of board-certified medical specialists are part of the broad spectrum of medical care within the Moore Regional area.
Take a drive down tree-lined streets, where homes built earlier in the century remain unchanged. Enjoy Aberdeen's antique shops in the old hardware building downtown. Bethesda Church - graveyards from late 1700s. At the other end of the spectrum, US Hwy 1 hosts the modern business section where Aberdeen and Southern Pines have grown together. New restaurants, hotels and shopping areas are springing up to answer the needs of both our residents and tourists alike.
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Nestled among long leaf pines and world renowned golf, Aberdeen is the delight of railroad buffs, historians, artists and golfers. The National Register historic district features antiques, collectibles, art exhibits, unique gift shops and cafes. Discover the charm of another century in our quaint little railroad town steeped in history.
Aberdeen, NC High School
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Moore County, NC Hospital
Within the Village of Whispering Pines is a country club which boasts two championship golf courses, a beautiful new clubhouse with dining rooms, bar and pro shops, tennis courts and swimming pool. Membership is optional for property owners. Another golf club with an 18-hole course is also available for membership.
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