Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Built, 1824-28; the 75-mi.
long route from S.C.
line to Tenn. line, used
by settlers & livestock
drovers, passed nearby.
Erected 1993 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number P-77.)
Location. 35° 36.682′ N, 82° 33.986′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street (State Highway 1791) and WT Weaver Blvd, on the left when traveling north on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The University of North Carolina at Asheville (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 miles away); 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 Buncombe Turnpike. David L. Swain,
Forster A. Sondley in 1930 traced the path taken by the turnpike. South of Asheville it followed the same course as US 25 Business through Flat Rock and Hendersonville. In south Asheville the route ran up a ridge to the Biltmore School building past Saint Joseph’s Hospital to Pack Square. It then followed the east bank of the French Broad River across Beaver Dam, Reems, Flat, Ivy, and Laurel Creeks to Paint Rock and the Tennessee line. Well constructed and maintained, the highway was said to be the finest of its day in North Carolina.
The effect of the Buncombe Turnpike on western North Carolina commerce and development was striking. The mountain region, long isolated, was opened
Also see . . . Buncombe Turnpike. from The Western North Carolina Historical Association and Smith-McDowell House Museum (Submitted on May 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 631 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.