Montezuma, North Carolina

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Unincorporated community
Montezuma is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°58′17″N 82°00′42″W / 35.97139°N 82.01167°W / 35.97139; -82.01167Coordinates: 35°58′17″N 82°00′42″W / 35.97139°N 82.01167°W / 35.97139; -82.01167
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Avery County
Founded 1883
Elevation 2,766 ft (843 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28653
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1013656[1]

Montezuma is an unincorporated community in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. Before its founding in 1883, it had two variant names, Aaron and Bull Scrape. The community is located on Old State Highway 181 and is on the Eastern Continental Divide.


Between 1904 and 1940, Montezuma was a stop along the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad between Newland and Linville, with a spur to Pineola .