Yancey County, North Carolina

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Yancey County, North Carolina
Formed in 1833 from sections of Burke and Buncombe Counties.
It was named in honor of Bartlett Yancey of Caswell County, who was a Congressman (1813 - 1817) and speaker of the N C Senate (1817 - 1827).

County Seat: Burnsville

Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern US at 6,684 feet above sea level, lies within Yancey County's boundaries.



Unincorporated Communities
Bald Creek * Bent Creek * Busick * Cane River * Celo * Day Book * Green Mountain * Hamrick *
Micaville * Murchison * Newdale * Pensacola * Ramseytown * Sioux * Swiss * Windom

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Website Updates
June 2018
Newspaper Gleanings
- Crime News: Constable Boone killed Samuel Butner


August 2017: County Records: Divorce and Seperation Petitions: Edwards
History Topics: Mount Mitchell Monument destroyed
November 2016: Newspaper Politics: Votes polled for August 1860
August 2016: Newspaper Accidents: Body of infant found
October 2015: Cemetery adds: Horton Hill: Edney; Scott Cemetery: James Scott
May 2015: Military WW II Honor List
Mar 2015: Historic Places



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