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Welcome to Moriah ...

Moriah is located in Person County<1>.

Moriah is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Moriah lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Moriah is located in the (336) area code.

Communities Also Named Moriah ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Moriah - they are located in Alabama, Illinois and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Moriah.

Communities near Moriah ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Moriah.

  • Durham [Durham County]
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    • Durham [Durham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Moriah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<4>
  • Oxford [Granville County]
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    • Oxford [Granville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Moriah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<4>
  • Roxboro [Person County]
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    • Roxboro [Person County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Moriah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,383 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxboro<4>
  • Butner [Granville County]
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    • Butner [Granville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Moriah
    • Estimated population in 2015: 7,751 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butner<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hillsborough [Orange County]
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      • Hillsborough [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Moriah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,226 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsborough<4>
    • Creedmoor [Granville County]
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      • Creedmoor [Granville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Moriah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creedmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creedmoor<4>
    • Stem [Granville County]
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      • Stem [Granville County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Moriah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stem have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stem
    • Stovall [Granville County]
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      • Stovall [Granville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Moriah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
    • Mount Tirzah [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tirzah
      • Mount Tirzah [Person County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Moriah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tirzah
    • Bahama [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bahama
      • Bahama [Durham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Moriah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bahama have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bahama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bahama<4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Moriah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Moriah.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Moriah. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Moriah.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moriah. See our Newspapers Page for Moriah.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moriah ...

Looking for more information about Moriah? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Moriah, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Moriah.

Adding Moriah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Moriah in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Moriah was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Moriah on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Moriah on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Person County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moriah. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Person County: www.personcounty.net/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Person, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moriah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moriah) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moriah. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MoriahOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moriah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2579, Longitude: -78.8288    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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