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Buncombe County,
North Carolina
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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.

 

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~ County Updates ~

SEPTEMBER 2014

Asheville City Directory 1908 - Surnames Abbey through Deaver (first 100 pages of 500)
(Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name of the deceased husband.)

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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