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Welcome to West Asheville ...

West Asheville is located in Buncombe County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Asheville: W. Asheville

West Asheville is 2,160 feet [658 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of West Asheville is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

West Asheville is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

Communities near West Asheville ...

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

  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of West Asheville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<4>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of West Asheville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<4>
  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of West Asheville
    • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<4>
  • Mills River [Henderson County]
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    • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of West Asheville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
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      • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of West Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<4>
    • Canton [Haywood County]
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      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of West Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<4>
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
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      • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of West Asheville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<4>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
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      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of West Asheville
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<4>
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
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      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of West Asheville
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<4>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of West Asheville
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Asheville ...

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

Adding West Asheville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Buncombe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Asheville. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around West Asheville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Asheville) 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 West Asheville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West AshevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Asheville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5780, Longitude: -82.5828    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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