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Asheville, North Carolina

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The location of Asheville

Welcome to Asheville ...

The city of Asheville is located in Buncombe County and is the County Seat for Buncombe County.

The location of Asheville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Asheville has a population of 92,452 people<2> (see below for details).

Asheville was established in 1784.

The community of Asheville is 2,170 feet [661 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Asheville is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Asheville: (828)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Asheville had a population of 83,393 people (which is 34.99% of the total population of Buncombe County). This makes Asheville the county's most populous community.

The population of Asheville represents 0.87% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 83,393 people, the population of Asheville increased 21.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 68,889 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Asheville had an population of 92,452 people. This is an increase of 10.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.2% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Asheville.

Websites for Asheville ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Asheville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Asheville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Asheville. Our list includes 84 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Asheville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Asheville ...

Looking for more information about Asheville? 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 Asheville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Asheville.

Communities near Asheville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hendersonville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the South (S) of Asheville

Located in Henderson County

Fletcher   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Asheville

Located in Henderson County

Black Mountain   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Asheville

Mills River   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Asheville

Located in Henderson County

Canton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Asheville

Located in Haywood County

Weaverville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of Asheville

Laurel Park   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Asheville

Located in Henderson County

Mars Hill   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Asheville

Located in Madison County

Marshall   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Asheville

Located in Madison County

Montreat   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Asheville

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Asheville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Buncombe County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Asheville:

The official website for Buncombe County:

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Asheville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Asheville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Asheville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asheville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5747, Longitude: -82.5527     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Asheville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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