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Welcome to Moretz ...

Moretz is located in Watauga County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Moretz, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Moretz is 3,170 feet [966 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Moretz is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Moretz is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

Communities near Moretz ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Moretz
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<6>
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Moretz
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<6>
  • Norris [Johnson County]
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    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Moretz
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Moretz
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Moretz
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Moretz
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<6>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Moretz
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<6>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Moretz
      • 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<6>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Moretz
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Moretz
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moretz ...

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

Adding Moretz to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Moretz in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Moretz was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Moretz on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Watauga County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.org/

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 Watauga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moretz - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moretz) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moretz. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MoretzOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moretz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2648, Longitude: -81.6220       In this case, the coordinates for Moretz have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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.
<6>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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