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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.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Mortimer is 1,490 feet [454 m] above sea level.<3>.

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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mortimer. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mortimer.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mortimer:

Communities near Mortimer ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Boone   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the North (N) of Mortimer

Located in Watauga County

Lenoir   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Mortimer

Morganton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Mortimer

Located in Burke County

Sawmills   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Mortimer

Valdese   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Mortimer

Located in Burke County

Gamewell   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Mortimer

Hudson   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Mortimer

Cajah's Mountain   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Mortimer

Spruce Pine   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Mortimer

Located in Mitchell County

Drexel   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Mortimer

Located in Burke County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Mortimer.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages 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.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mortimer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mortimer

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mortimer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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