Moncure is a small unincorporated rural community in southeastern Chatham County, North Carolina. The community is located near the confluence of the Deep and Haw Rivers. That confluence forms the Cape Fear River. The B. Everett Jordan Lake Dam is located just north of Moncure and the area is home to much of Chatham County's heavy industry, including Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant and several plywood and lumber plants. The latitude of Moncure is 35.622N. The longitude is -79.078W. It is in the Eastern Standard (GMT-5) time zone. Elevation is 213 feet. The estimated population of the village is 500, depending on where one draws the limits. The estimated population of the Moncure Fire District is approximately 3,025. Moncure is home to one bank and a post office, with the ZIP Code of 27559. The Moncure Volunteer Fire Departmentprovides fire protection for the area. The department was founded May 4, 1966. There are two stations. Station 8 in Moncure at 2389 Old US 1 and Station 14 on Corinth Road at the intersection of Highway 42. The Moncure Fire Department Ladies auxiliary is the only active auxiliary in Chatham County. Moncure and the nearby town of Pittsboro, North Carolina also have an active artistic community. The Moncure Museum of Modern Art (whose logo and abbreviation, MMoA, reference the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, is located within the town of Moncure. It was the project of local artist and businessman, Lyle Estill Estill has featured life in Moncure in his books, Small is Possible; life in a local economy, and Biodiesel Power; the passion, the people, and the politics of the next renewable fuel. Moncure is the home of Piedmont Biofuels, which is often cited as the largest biodiesel Coop in America.