Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Flood of 1916
Devastated western N.C. and western Piedmont; destroyed homes, crops, mills, bridges. Four lives lost, July 16, near main gate of Biltmore Estate.
Erected 2015 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number P-95.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1916.
Location. 35° 34.141′ N, 82° 32.65′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Swannanoa River Road (State Highway 81) and Biltmore Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Swannanoa River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biltmore House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The County of Buncombe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rutherford Trace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newton Academy (approx. half a mile away); Smith-McDowell House St. Genevieve ~ Of ~ The ~ Pines (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Vanderbilt's Biltmore (approx. 0.7 miles away); Asheville Normal School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
Also see . . . Hell and High Water: The Flood of 1916. Our State website entry (Submitted on March 22, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 2. submitted on March 22, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.