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Montezuma, North Carolina
(Avery County)

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Welcome to Montezuma ...

Montezuma is located in Avery County<1>.

The location of Montezuma has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Montezuma was established in 1883.

Montezuma is 3,800 feet [1,158 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Montezuma is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Montezuma: (828)

Communities Also Named Montezuma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Montezuma: This one is located in Avery County and the other is located in Mitchell County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 24 communities that are also named Montezuma - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Nevada (2), New Mexico (3), New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Montezuma ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Montezuma
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Boone [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Montezuma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<5>
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Montezuma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>
  • Norris [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Montezuma
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Montezuma
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<5>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Montezuma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<5>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Montezuma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<5>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Montezuma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<5>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Montezuma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<5>
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Montezuma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<5>

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 Montezuma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Montezuma.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Montezuma. 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 Montezuma.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montezuma ...

Looking for more information about Montezuma? 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 Montezuma, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Montezuma.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Avery County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Avery County: www.averyco.com/gov/

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 Avery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montezuma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montezuma) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montezuma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontezumaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montezuma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0651, Longitude: -81.9026       In this case, the coordinates for Montezuma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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