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Welcome to Black Mountain ...

The town of Black Mountain is located in Buncombe County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Black Mountain: Black Mtn. (or less commonly used: Black Mntn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Black Mountain has a population of 8,202 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Black Mountain.

Black Mountain is 2,330 feet [710 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Black Mountain is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Black Mountain: (828)

Websites for Black Mountain ...

Official Website: www.townofblackmountain.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Black Mountain had an population of 8,202 people. This is an increase of 4.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Black Mountain had a population of 7,848 people. This makes Black Mountain the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Black Mountain represents 0.08% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 98th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,848 people, the population of Black Mountain increased 4.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,511 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Black Mountain.

Adding Black Mountain to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Black Mountain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Black Mountain - they are located in California and Kentucky.

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

Communities near Black Mountain ...

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

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Black Mountain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<6>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Black Mountain
    • 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<6>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Black Mountain
    • 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<6>
  • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfin
    • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Black Mountain
    • 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<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaverville
      • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Black Mountain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<6>
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Black Mountain
      • 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<6>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Black Mountain
      • 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
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Black Mountain
      • 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<6>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Black Mountain
      • 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<6>
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Black Mountain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black Mountain ...

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

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About Buncombe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Black Mountain: www.townofblackmountain.org/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Black Mountain.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Black Mountain) 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 Black Mountain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black MountainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6151, Longitude: -82.3275       In this case, the coordinates for Black Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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