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Black Mountain, North Carolina

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The location of Black Mountain

Welcome to Black Mountain ...

The town of Black Mountain is located in Buncombe County.

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Black Mountain has a population of 8,148 people<2> (see below for details).

Black Mountain is 2,330 feet [710 m] above sea level.<3> 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 located in the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 7,511 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Black Mountain had an population of 8,148 people. This is an increase of 3.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.48% since the 2000 Census).

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

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.

Websites for Black Mountain ...

Official Website:

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 Black Mountain. 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 Black Mountain. 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 Black Mountain.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Black Mountain ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Asheville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the West (W) of Black Mountain

Fletcher   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Black Mountain

Located in Henderson County

Marion   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Black Mountain

Located in McDowell County

Woodfin   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Black Mountain

Weaverville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Black Mountain

Mars Hill   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Black Mountain

Located in Madison County

Biltmore Forest   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Black Mountain

Lake Lure   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Black Mountain

Located in Rutherford County

Old Fort   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Black Mountain

Located in McDowell County

Chimney Rock   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Black Mountain

Located in Rutherford County

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

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About Buncombe County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Black Mountain:

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 Black Mountain.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black Mountain - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black Mountain

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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