North State Hotel

North State Hotel (HMTT9)

Location: Lincolnton, NC 28092 Lincoln County
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N 35° 28.266', W 81° 15.443'

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On this exact site a three story brick building was erected in 1852 by John Motz and known as Motz Hotel, Leading hotel in western North Carolina. Fulfilling need, as Lincolnton was the most important town west of Salisbury. Purchased 1862 by Dr. Samuel Lander for Lincolnton Seminary, Female Boarding School. Toward the end of the War Between the States, the hotel and the entire town received large numbers of South Carolinians fleeing the invasion of Sherman by following the railroad north to Lincolnton. 1870-71 headquarters of the Pennsylvania 7th Cavalry, Company C. In 1891 a corporation purchased the property and operated it as the North State Hotel. One member of the corporation was K.L. Lawing whose family sold the property to Lincoln County in 1966. Thomas A. Edison stayed here in 1906 seeking cobalt for storage battery.Hand-made brick from original building used to build this marker. Building razed in January 1968 for court house parking.

Lincoln County Board of Commissioners
John R.Gamble, Jr., M.D. Chairman · James W. Warren, V.Chm
Louie M. Aderholt · Don W. Cherry · A. Ferd Houser
Fred M. Houser, County Manager
HM NumberHMTT9
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 476648 N 3925318
Decimal Degrees35.47110000, -81.25738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 28.266', W 81° 15.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 28' 15.96" N, 81° 15' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)704, 828, 980
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 W Main St, Lincolnton NC 28092, US
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