RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Asheville, North Carolina

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NC
Communities























Discover you family history through historical newspapers at Newspapers.com

Our Genealogy Helper for Asheville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Asheville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Asheville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Asheville ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Ashville.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Asheville is located in Buncombe County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Buncombe County: Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Rutherford, Transylvania & Yancey.

Below are the counties that are near Asheville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Asheville:

  • Buncombe County     (The home county of Asheville)
    • Redwood Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood Village
      • Redwood Village [Buncombe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood Village
    • Sayles Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayles Village
      • Sayles Village [Buncombe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sayles Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayles Village
    • West Asheville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Asheville
      • West Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Asheville
    • Shiloh [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Buncombe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Fairview [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Buncombe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Swannanoa Hills [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swannanoa Hills
      • Swannanoa Hills [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swannanoa Hills
    • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfin
      • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<3>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Stoney Knob [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Knob
      • Stoney Knob [Buncombe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Knob
    • Acton [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Buncombe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Bent Creek [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Creek
      • Bent Creek [Buncombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Creek
    • Enka Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka Village
      • Enka Village [Buncombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka Village
    • Enka [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka
      • Enka [Buncombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enka<3>
  • Haywood County
    • Morning Star [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Star
      • Morning Star [Haywood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
    • Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • West Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Canton
      • West Canton [Haywood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Canton
    • Clyde [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>
    • Bethel [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Haywood County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Junaluska
      • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Junaluska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Junaluska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Junaluska<3>
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Waynesville [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
      • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<3>
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<3>
  • Henderson County
    • Fletcher [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<3>
    • Gerton [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gerton
      • Gerton [Henderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gerton<3>
    • Mills River [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills River
      • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mills River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<3>
    • Naples [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Henderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naples have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
    • Mountain Home [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [Henderson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Home<3>
    • Balfour [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balfour
      • Balfour [Henderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balfour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balfour
    • Cumberland Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Village
      • Cumberland Village [Henderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland Village
    • Holly Springs [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Henderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Horse Shoe [Henderson County]
    • Bat Cave [Henderson County]
    • U-No [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for U-No
      • U-No [Henderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on U-No
    • Carolina Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Village
      • Carolina Village [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Village
    • Pinehurst [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
      • Pinehurst [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
  • Jackson County
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
    • Tuckasegee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
      • Tuckasegee [Jackson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<3>
    • Cullowhee [Jackson County]
    • Sylva [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
      • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<3>
  • Madison County
    • Ivy [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Madison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Marshall [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Madison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<3>
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<3>
    • Bethel [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Madison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Trust [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trust
      • Trust [Madison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trust
    • Foster Creek [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster Creek
      • Foster Creek [Madison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster Creek
    • Chapel Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
      • Chapel Hill [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
    • Hot Springs [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<3>
    • Cutshalltown [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutshalltown
      • Cutshalltown [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutshalltown
    • Allegheny [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allegheny
      • Allegheny [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allegheny
    • Allenstand [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenstand
      • Allenstand [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenstand
  • McDowell County
    • Lackey Town [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackey Town
    • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffitt Hill
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<3>
    • Greenlee [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlee
      • Greenlee [McDowell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlee
    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Little Switzerland [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Switzerland
      • Little Switzerland [McDowell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Switzerland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Switzerland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Switzerland<3>
    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nebo<3>
  • Mitchell County
    • Penland [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penland
      • Penland [Mitchell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penland<3>
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<3>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<3>
  • Polk County
    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Spring<3>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<3>
  • Rutherford County
    • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Chimney Rock Village
      • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Estimated population in 2015: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Chimney Rock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Chimney Rock Village
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<3>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<3>
    • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whitehouse [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
      • Whitehouse [Rutherford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse
    • Union Mills [Rutherford County]
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<3>
    • Ruth [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Rutherford County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Spindale [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spindale
      • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spindale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<3>
  • Transylvania County
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<3>
    • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah Forest<3>
    • Seven Springs [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Transylvania County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
    • Brevard [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<3>
    • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
      • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mountain<3>
    • Balsam Grove [Transylvania County]
    • Rosman [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosman
      • Rosman [Transylvania County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosman<3>
    • Lake Toxaway [Transylvania County]
  • Yancey County
    • Murchison [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murchison
      • Murchison [Yancey County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murchison
    • Concord [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Yancey County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Low Gap [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap [Yancey County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
    • Hamrick [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamrick
      • Hamrick [Yancey County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamrick
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<3>
    • Celo [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celo
      • Celo [Yancey County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celo
    • Micaville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micaville
      • Micaville [Yancey County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micaville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Micaville<3>
    • Newdale [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newdale
      • Newdale [Yancey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newdale
    • Ramseytown [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramseytown
      • Ramseytown [Yancey County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramseytown
    • Green Mountain [Yancey County]
  • Greenville County (SC)
  • Spartanburg County (SC)
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landrum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<3>
    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campobello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campobello<3>
  • Cocke County (TN)
    • Del Rio [Cocke County]
    • Hartford [Cocke County]
    • West Myers [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Myers
      • West Myers [Cocke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Asheville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Myers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Myers
  • Greene County (TN)
    • Water Fork Mill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Fork Mill
      • Water Fork Mill [Greene County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 445 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Fork Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Fork Mill
    • Henshaw [Greene County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henshaw
      • Henshaw [Greene County] was located 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Horse Creek [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek
      • Horse Creek [Greene County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Creek
  • Unicoi County (TN)
    • Ernestville [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernestville
      • Ernestville [Unicoi County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernestville
    • Banner Hill [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Hill
      • Banner Hill [Unicoi County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Hill
    • Bumpus Cove [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpus Cove
      • Bumpus Cove [Unicoi County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bumpus Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpus Cove
    • Erwin [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<3>
  • Washington County (TN)
    • Nolichucky [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolichucky
      • Nolichucky [Washington County] was located 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 5,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolichucky have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Asheville, see our County-by-County Page for Asheville.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Asheville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 98 newspapers that have been published in the area around Asheville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Asheville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Asheville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Asheville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km] of Asheville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Asheville:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Asheville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Asheville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Asheville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
    • Riverside Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Asheville Cemetery
    • City of Asheville Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Violet Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Violet Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Violet Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Violet Hill Cemetery
  • Green Hills Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Hills Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Hills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hills Cemetery
  • Sunset Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Cemetery
  • West Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Chapel Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lewis Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lewis Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lewis Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Memorial Cemetery
    • Fore - Rutledge Cemetery
    • Smith Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
    • Rich Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rich Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rich Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Cemetery
    • Old Academy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Academy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Academy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Academy Cemetery
    • Old Macedonia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Macedonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Macedonia Cemetery
    • Rhodes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rhodes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rhodes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodes Cemetery
    • Cedar Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill Cemetery
    • Acton UMC Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Asheville had a population of 10,235 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Asheville had a population of 92,852 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Asheville, with the one closest to Asheville listed first.

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Asheville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,235 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Asheville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<3>
  • Murphy Junction [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy Junction
    • Murphy Junction [Buncombe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Asheville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Murphy Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Junction
  • Grace [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
    • Grace [Buncombe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Asheville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grace had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
  • West Asheville [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Asheville
    • West Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Asheville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Asheville
  • Biltmore [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore
    • Biltmore [Buncombe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Biltmore had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore
  • Emma [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emma
    • Emma [Buncombe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Asheville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emma
  • Continue List ...
    • Fairview [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Buncombe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Asheville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairview had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Sulphur Springs [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
      • Sulphur Springs [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs
    • Buena Vista [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buena Vista had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Azalea [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azalea
      • Azalea [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Asheville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Azalea had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Azalea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azalea
    • Acton [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Buncombe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Asheville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Riceville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Buncombe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Asheville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riceville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Busbee [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Busbee
      • Busbee [Buncombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Busbee had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Busbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Busbee
    • Juno [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
      • Juno [Buncombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Asheville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Juno had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juno
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Asheville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Skyland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Asheville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Asheville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Asheville ...

While our initial data about Asheville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Asheville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Asheville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Asheville:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)

Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Asheville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Asheville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Asheville. See our Misc Page for Asheville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in North Carolina

About Buncombe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Asheville: www.ci.asheville.nc.us/

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Asheville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Asheville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AshevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asheville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5955, Longitude: -82.5519    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Asheville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 23 Sep 2021