John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America… (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 309.
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.