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Buncombe County Beginnings
The county was formed in 1791 from parts of Burke and Rutherford counties and was named for Edward Buncombe, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who was captured at the Battle of Germantown. Originally the county extended to the Tennessee line. The county seat was named Morristown in 1793 and was established on a plateau where two old indian trails crossed. In 1797, Morristown was incorporated and renamed "Asheville" after North Carolina Governor Samuel Ashe.
In 1808 the western part of Buncombe County became Haywood County.
In 1833 parts of Burke County and Buncombe County were combined to form Yancey County.
In 1838 the southern part of what was left of Buncombe County became Henderson County.
In 1851 parts of Buncombe County and Yancey County were combined to form Madison County.
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