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Buncombe County,
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Buncombe County Beginnings  
  • The United States Census of 1790 counted 1,000 residents of the area, excluding the Cherokee Native Americans;
  • The county was formed in 1791 from parts of  and Burke County and Rutherford County;
  • Named for Edward Buncombe, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who was captured at the Battle of Germantown;
  • The county originally extended to the Tennessee line;
  • The county seat, named “Morristown” in 1793, 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, and 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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FEBRUARY 2015
Asheville City Directory 1908 - Surnames "G"(15 pages)
(Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name of the deceased husband.)
Bios: David Coleman; Thomas Foster
Cemetery Adds:
Brank Cemetery: Monday
Newton Academy Cemetery: Foster
Riverside Cemetery: Coleman
Court History: First Court; Misc Court Minutes - 1799-1810
Land Records: Asheville's Beginnings; Lots sold by John Burton
Newspaper Data: Accidents: Child Shot ; Killed by a Train
Military: Invalid Pensioners
Obits: Foster; Monday
Other: Large Pulp Plant in Canton

 


 

OCTOBER 2014
Bios: Edmund Joyner Jr., Archie D. Wilis, Jeter Connelly Pritchard
Obits: Mrs. Evalina Clara Chapman, Galen Downer Hull, Herbert Clyde Phillips

Asheville City Directory 1908 - Surnames Deaver through Furniture (25 pages)
(Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name of the deceased husband.)

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Surrounding Counties:

Madison County
Yancey County
McDowell County
Rutherford County
Henderson County
Haywood County





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