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Buncombe, Tennessee
(Franklin County)

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The location of Buncombe

Welcome to Buncombe ...

So far, we have found very little information about Buncombe. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Buncombe to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Buncombe, please Contact Us.

Buncombe would have been located within present day Franklin County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Buncombe is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Buncombe was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Buncombe (for example, toward Fairmount), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

If Buncombe still existed, it would have been in the (931) area code.

Communities Also Named Buncombe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Buncombe: This one is located in Franklin County and the other is located in Sullivan County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 6 communities that are also named Buncombe - they are located in Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Buncombe ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Buncombe, the following might be of interest:

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 Buncombe. 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 Buncombe. 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 Buncombe.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Buncombe:

Communities near Buncombe ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Tullahoma   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Buncombe

Located in Coffee County

Manchester   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Buncombe

Located in Coffee County

Winchester   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Buncombe

Lynchburg   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Buncombe

Located in Moore County

Gattistown   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Buncombe

Located in Lincoln County

Decherd   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Buncombe

Sewanee   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Buncombe

Southgate Park   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Buncombe

Located in Coffee County

Estill Springs   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Buncombe

Cowan   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Buncombe

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Franklin County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Buncombe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buncombe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buncombe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buncombe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3251, Longitude: -86.0833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buncombe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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