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Welcome to Skyland ...

Skyland is located in Buncombe County<1>.

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

Skyland is 2,240 feet [683 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Skyland is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Skyland lies within the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Skyland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Skyland - they are located in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina and Virginia.

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

Communities near Skyland ...

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

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
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    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Skyland
    • 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]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Skyland
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Skyland
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Skyland
    • 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.
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    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Skyland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<5>
    • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
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      • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Skyland
      • 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>
    • Canton [Haywood County]
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      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Skyland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<5>
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
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      • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Skyland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<5>
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Skyland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<5>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
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      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Skyland
      • 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>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Skyland ...

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

Adding Skyland to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Buncombe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Skyland. 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 Skyland - 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 from Point A (ie- Skyland) 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 Skyland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SkylandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skyland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4893, Longitude: -82.5243       In this case, the coordinates for Skyland 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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