Aberdeen in Moore County is Our State magazine's featured Tar Heel town of the month. The town was founded in the 1700s by Scottish Highlanders. Today the town is located in an area known as a first-grade golf destination. Besides golf, Aberdeen offers lakeside recreation, historic churches, a downtown historic district, and a view of ante-bellum-era farm life through the 1825 Malcolm Blue Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A variety of artists, scientists, and political figures have settled in Aberdeen over the years.