MC Historical Society meets on Sunday

George Stone will talk about Dr. E.Y. Salmon, the original owner of Miss Mary’s Boarding House, at the Historical Society’s November meeting. {Historic Photo}

LOCAL NEWS | The Moore County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, November 10 at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg. George Stone will talk about Dr. E.Y. Salmon, one of the early settlers of Moore County.

Dr. Salmon was a Civil War veteran, physician, entrepreneur, and public official who built the structure currently known as Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House. The Greek Revival home located on Lynchburg’s Main Street originally opened as the Grand Central Hotel in 1867. During Dr. Salmon’s term as Moore County Clerk from 1872-80, the second floor also served as the Moore County Courthouse.

The home eventually sold to Frank and Mary Bobo, who turned it into the Bobo Hotel. It’s most famous resident was Jack Daniel’s nephew, Tom Motlow, and it existed as a frequent meeting site for Jack Daniel’s employees. The home now sits on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stone’s program is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact George Stone at or 931-581-2621 or Betty Robertson at or 931-759-7763. •

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