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Welcome to Alexander ...

Alexander is located in Buncombe County<1>.

The pronunciation of Alexander: AL-x-ANDER<2>

Time Zone: Alexander lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alexander: (828)

The ZIP code for Alexander: 28701<3>

Adding Alexander to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alexander in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alexander was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alexander on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alexander on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alexander.

Communities near Alexander ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alexander.

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Alexander
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<5>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Alexander
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<5>
  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Alexander
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<5>
  • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
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    • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Alexander
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Canton [Haywood County]
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      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<5>
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
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      • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<5>
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
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      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<5>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Clyde [Haywood County]
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      • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<5>
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexander. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alexander.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alexander. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alexander.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexander. See our Newspapers Page for Alexander.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander ...

Looking for more information about Alexander? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alexander, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alexander.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Buncombe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alexander. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Buncombe County: www.buncombecounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Buncombe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alexander. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alexander). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alexander or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alexander) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlexanderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6985, Longitude: -82.6382    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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