Carthage is the county seat of Moore County. The historic courthouse sits in the middle of a traffic circle in the heart of the town. Known for the 4th of July parade. Long ago, Carthage was the home of the Tyson & Jones Buggy factory. When the automobile industry appeared, the buggy manufacturers decided to stick with their buggy manufacturing. Had they embraced the horseless carriage, Carthage might have been a version of Detroit as well as the Moore County Seat of Government. Today, the Buggy is celebrated with the annual The Buggy Festival.