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Welcome to Beech ...

Beech is located in Buncombe County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Beech, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Beech is 2,410 feet [735 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Beech is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Beech: (828)

Communities Also Named Beech ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Beech - they are located in Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Beech ...

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

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
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    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Beech
    • 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 south of Beech
    • 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.
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Beech
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Beech
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
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      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Beech
      • 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>
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
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      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Beech
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Beech
      • 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
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
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      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Beech
      • 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>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
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      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Beech
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<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 Beech. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Beech.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beech ...

Looking for more information about Beech? 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 Beech, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Beech.

Adding Beech to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Beech 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 Beech was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Buncombe County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Beech. 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beech - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- Beech) 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 Beech. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BeechOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beech. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7116, Longitude: -82.4706       In this case, the coordinates for Beech 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.
<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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