Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
College 1936. Moved here
in 1961. A campus of
The University of North
Erected 1976 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number P-56.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 35° 36.694′ N, 82° 33.973′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (State Highway 1791) and WT Weaver Blvd, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buncombe Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); Zelda Fitzgerald (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Asheville (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Asheville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Riverside Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond Pearson (approx. 0.7 1st U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery (approx. ¾ mile away); Locke Craig (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
Regarding The University of North Carolina at Asheville. The University of North Carolina at Asheville was established in 1927 as Buncombe County Junior College, under the auspices of the Buncombe County Board of Education. The college operated separately as a free public institution until 1930, when financial difficulties compelled administrators to begin charging tuition. The name of the school was changed to Biltmore Junior College. In 1934 the Board of Education relinquished its authority to a board of trustees, who obtained a charter under the name of Biltmore College. Control was passed again in 1936, this time to the Asheville City School Board. The institution then became Asheville-Biltmore College, although the name was not widely used for several years.
The General Assembly approved state support for the college in 1955, and when the same body provided for the community college system in 1957, Asheville-Biltmore College was the first institution to qualify as a state supported community college. By 1958 the college, with the help of
Also see . . . The University of North Carolina at Asheville. History and Traditions (Submitted on May 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on May 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.