Buncombe County, NC


Buncombe County, N.C., c.h. at Ashville. On the W. border. The Nolachucky and French Broad River and tributaries water this county. Surface rough and elevated, being situated between two ridges of the Alleghany Mountains; soil well adapted to grazing. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, situated on the northwest boundary of North Carolina.  Length, 65 ms., mean width, 22; with an area of 1,430 square miles.  The surface is generally hilly and mountainous; the soil rocky though fertile.  Seat of justice, Ashville.  Pop. in 1830, 16,281; in 1840, 10,084; in 1850, 13,425.  (Fanning's, 1853)

    Place Unit Type
    Containing Unit
    Name Type
    Acton, NC City or Town
    Asheville, NC City or Town
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