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Welcome to Azalea ...

Azalea is located in Buncombe County<1>.

The location of Azalea has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Azalea is 2,050 feet [625 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Azalea is within the (828) area code.

Adding Azalea to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Azalea in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Azalea ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Azalea: This one is located in Buncombe County and the other is located in New Hanover County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 3 communities that are also named Azalea - they are located in California and Oregon.

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

Communities near Azalea ...

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

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
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    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Azalea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<5>
  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Azalea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<5>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Azalea
    • 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<5>
  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Azalea
    • 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.<2> 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mills River [Henderson County]
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      • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Azalea
      • 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<5>
    • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
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      • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Azalea
      • 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<5>
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
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      • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Azalea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<5>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Azalea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<5>
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Azalea
      • 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<5>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Azalea
      • 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

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 Azalea. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Azalea.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Azalea. 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 Azalea.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Azalea ...

Looking for more information about Azalea? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Azalea, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Azalea.

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About Buncombe County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Azalea. 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 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Azalea - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Azalea) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Azalea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5801, Longitude: -82.4712       In this case, the coordinates for Azalea have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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