Clyde on the route

Following Wagon Trails - 1890s: Clyde

Haywood County
Altitude: 2,550 feet

In this photograph a diverse crowd of men, women, and children pose in front of the Yankee Hipps Hotel in Clyde, N.C. According to Haywood Homes and History (p. 78), L.P. Hipps of New York built the hotel in 1900 close to the town’s railroad depot. While not visible in this photograph, Haywood Homes includes a picture of the hotel’s full exterior and notes that it had a Mansard roof. The handwritten caption on the front of the picture reads, “Yankee Hipps Hotel (1901). Was at one time owned by the Baptist Association.” The photograph was hand-dated on the back July 22, 1901.

To the West: Tuscola


To the East: Canton

Clyde in the 1910s  |  Clyde in the 1930s

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Sources & Readings

  • Allen, W.C. (William Cicero). The Annals of Haywood County, North Carolina: Historical, Sociological, Biographical, and Genealogical. [S.l.: S.n.], 1935.
  • Farlow, Betsy, Dan Lane, and Duane Oliver. Haywood Homes and History. Hazelwood, N.C.: Oliver Scriptorium, 1993 (Waynesville, N.C.: D. Mills, Inc.).
  • Haywood County Heritage Book Committee, ed. Haywood County Heritage, North Carolina, 1994. Waynesville, N.C.: Published by the Haywood County Genealogical Society, in cooperation with Walsworth Publishing Co., 1994.
  • Jarrett, Dana L, ed. A Pictorial History of Haywood County. Asheville, N.C. Asheville Citizen-Times Pub. of North Carolina, 1994.