Cloudland Hotel - Roan Mountain, NC - USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hobo Larry
N 36° 06.289 W 082° 07.855
17S E 398206 N 3996166
Quick Description: In 1884, Civil War Union General John T. Wilder constructed a luxury resort atop Roan Mountain which straddled the TN/NC line.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2020 8:45:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM12R1F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 3

Long Description:
History of the Hotel

"In 1877 the first Cloudland Hotel was built. It was a mere 20 room building that would soon be replaced by the grand 166 room Cloudland Hotel in 1885. The larger Cloudland Hotel boasted beautiful Maple floors and Cherry beds.

It also sat on the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina. This allowed the sale of alcohol on the Tennessee side and the comical tale of North Carolina police officers patrolling the other side.

The eventual demise of the hotel is rather controversial though. Many articles claim it burned, while others say it was disassembled and used in the construction of nearby houses."

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Group that erected the marker: National Forest Service

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Cloudland TR 1000
Roan Mountain, NC USA
37687


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