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Welcome to Mortimer ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mortimer. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mortimer to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mortimer, please Contact Us.


Mortimer would have been located within present day Caldwell County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Mortimer, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Mortimer is 1,490 feet [454 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Mortimer was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Mortimer once stood is in the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Mortimer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Mortimer - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, New Brunswick, New York, Ohio and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Mortimer ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Mortimer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<7>
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
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    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Mortimer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<7>
  • Morganton [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Mortimer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<7>
  • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
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    • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Mortimer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Valdese [Burke County]
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      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Mortimer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<7>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Mortimer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Mortimer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<7>
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cajah's Mountain
      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Mortimer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cajah's Mountain
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Mortimer
      • 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<7>
    • Drexel [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel
      • Drexel [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Mortimer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel

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

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

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

Adding Mortimer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mortimer in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mortimer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Caldwell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mortimer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mortimer) 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 Mortimer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MortimerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mortimer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9852, Longitude: -81.7609       In this case, the coordinates for Mortimer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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.
<7>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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