Buncombe County, North Carolina

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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.
[source: wikipedia]

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Website Updates:
November 2015
Asheville City Directory 1908 - 20 more pages transcribed - Surnames Kadelitz to Lytle
(Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name (or initials) of the deceased husband.)

Cemetery Adds:
Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery: C Gilreath
Averys Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery: J Ingram; L Ingram
Barnard Cemetery: J Barnard
Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery: W Justice
Berea Baptist Church Cemetery: B Fortune
Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery: J Cox
Green Hills Cemetery: W Israel
Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery: J Ducker
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery: I McAbee
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery: N Kuykendall
Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery: J Bryson
Riverside Cemetery: Dr H Gudger; P Jones; S Dermid
Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery: G Fortune
Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery: R Morgan

Newspaper Gleanings:
Community News: City Council Report
Court News: Howland sues Asheville
Real Estate: Transfers for Jan 19,1889

Obits: James Hugh Aiken; Mrs J J Britt; Dr H Gudger; Mrs Beulah Hoover, Zebulon B Vance

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