Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lincolnton in Lincoln County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

North State Hotel

 
 
North State Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
1. North State Hotel Marker
Inscription. 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
 
Location. 35° 28.266′ N, 81° 15.443′ W. Marker is in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in Lincoln County. Marker
North State Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
2. North State Hotel Marker
is at the intersection of Court Square (State Highway 27) and West Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincolnton NC 28092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rufus Z. Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); André Michaux (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiram R. Revels (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Ramsour's Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.D.C. Memorial Hall (about 600 feet away); "Old White Church" Cemetery / " Old White Church " (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincolnton.
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
North State Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
3. North State Hotel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement