History for Buncomb County

Buncomb County was named in honor of Colonel Edward Buncombe, a Revolutionary soldier, who was wounded and captured at the Battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777, and in May, 1778, died a paroled prisoner in Philadelphia.1

Asheville, named in honor of Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina, 1796-1798, is the county seat.1

Biltmore Estate
Connemara: The Carl Sandburg Home
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace

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Buncombe County Page


1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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