In 1999, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town's founding, Wanda Potts, Indiana Room Librarian (1966-2002) at Mooresville Public Library, edited and wrote newspaper columns entitled "Mooresville Moments," in which she recounted the local history of Mooresville, Indiana and the surrounding area in Morgan County, Indiana.
^b n, IW Mooresville Moments Editor's Note: In honor of Mooresville's 175th Anniversary and theâ¨200th anniversary of the birth of Mooresville's founder, Samuelâ¨Moore, the Mooresville/Decatur/Monrovia Times will regularâ¨articles about the history Mooresville and Moore. Mooresville remembers town founder In observance of the 175th an- ins arose in every in every direcÂ¬â¨tion along the banks of White Lickâ¨Creek. , Moore established a trading postâ¨the site approximately whereâ¨rag the Village Shopping Center isâ¨" now located and carried oh a merÂ¬â¨cantile business with both whitesâ¨and American Indians. niversaryofthe Al platting of the of townâ¨Mooresville f on and the 200thâ¨birthday of the f o u n d e r ,â¨Samuel Moore,â¨Mooresville The busi- Public Library ness flourished willSubtnitase- Samuel Wm and he ..was ries of,histori- Moorewasthe wjr TO able to pur- cal facts to in- founder of â Jj chase 160 form new j-esi: Mooresville acres of [and dents and as a v whereMoores: reminder to the citizens who may SKnBnH viHe now have forgotten or not known the BtKBacaM stands for $2 proud history of the town. : . an acre. In Samuel Moore was born Jan. '1824, he! laid 21, I??? in North Carolina. His a out the town family moved to Indiana near Sa- WorthinBton consisting of lem and at the ate of 20 he became ^Â°9r?: WI.fe Â°[ .four blocks ofâ¨interested in trade activities.,He.flfcAM Â§ e 1 'fiveacfej'each. 1 lip,i settlement was rapid and log cab- streets. >â¢ ?. s M : kMT â i
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