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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Black Mountain, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

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).

Black Mountain is 2,330 feet [710 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation 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

Black Mountain is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

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 total 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.

Communities Also Named Black Mountain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Fletcher
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
    • Fletcher is located in Henderson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher <5>
  • Marion
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion is located in McDowell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion <5>
  • Woodfin
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Woodfin
    • Woodfin is located in Buncombe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin <5>
  • Weaverville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Mars Hill
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Biltmore Forest
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
    • Biltmore Forest is located in Buncombe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
  • Lake Lure
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
    • Lake Lure is located in Rutherford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure <5>
  • Old Fort
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
    • Old Fort is located in McDowell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort <5>
  • Chimney Rock
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Black Mountain was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Black Mountain post office opened in 1880.

We also found Black Mountain in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Black Mountain.

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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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