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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Buncombe County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Buncombe County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Buncombe County, NC (152) Haywood County, NC (62) Henderson County, NC (99) Madison County, NC (30) McDowell County, NC (26) Rutherford County, NC (51) Yancey County, NC (12)  BuncombeCounty(152) Buncombe County (152)  HaywoodCounty(62) Haywood County (62)  HendersonCounty(99) Henderson County (99)  MadisonCounty(30) Madison County (30)  McDowellCounty(26) McDowell County (26)  RutherfordCounty(51) Rutherford County (51)  YanceyCounty(12) Yancey County (12)
Asheville is the county seat for Buncombe County
Adjacent to Buncombe County, North Carolina
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      Henderson County (99)  
      Madison County (30)  
      McDowell County (26)  
      Rutherford County (51)  
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1 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — "The Block"
Eagle Street traditionally has been the commercial, cultural, and professional center of the African-American community. The YMI Cultural Center, commissioned by George W. Vanderbilt in 1892 as the Young Men's Institute, was renovated in the 1980s. . . . Map (db m98367) HM
2 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — 1st U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery — "Ready to Take the Field"
Gen. Davis Tillson raised 1,700-man 1st U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery in Tennessee and North Carolina in 1864. The unit encamped nearby while garrisoned in Asheville in 1865. Assigned to Tillson's 2nd brigade, the men participated in operations in . . . Map (db m55571) HM
3 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P 97 — Anne Penland — 1885-1976
Nurse anesthetist. Her WWI service influenced British medical corps to train female anesthetists, 1918. Home was here.Map (db m209929) HM
4 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Appalachian Stage
Since 1902, when the first city auditorium was built here, this area has been a center for entertainment and the preservation of Southern Appalachian culture. Acclaim has gone to composer Boscom Lamar Lunsford and playwright Hubert Hayes for . . . Map (db m36176) HM
5 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Ashe Monument
Dedicated to the memory of Samuel Ashe 1725 - 1813 Distinguished North Carolinian Governor, Statesman and Jurist in whose honor the City of Asheville was named Map (db m30120) HM
6 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Asheville — Building the Block / Crossroads of Culture
Building the Block Gateway to Community As you turn down Eagle Street, you'll find yourself in The Block. This revitalizing district was crucial to the culture, economy and history of Asheville's African American community for more . . . Map (db m209942) HM
7 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-61 — Asheville Normal School
Presbyterian. Opened 1887 as Home Industrial School. Teacher's College 1892-1944. Stood nearby.Map (db m56622) HM
8 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Asheville's Enslaved People — Wartime Servitude
When the war began, more than 15 percent of Buncombe County’s residents were enslaved people. James Patton housed slaves behind his Eagle Hotel (straight ahead), where they worked as waiter, maids, grooms, cooks, and trail guides. Three blocks to . . . Map (db m75507) HM
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9 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Battery Porter — Napoleons on Stony Hill
Near the end of the Civil War in 1865, Confederate Battery Porter was positioned uphill to your right on Stony Hill, at that time the highest point in Asheville. The battery included four 12-pounder field pieces known as Napoleons, a model 1857 . . . Map (db m75505) HM
10 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Battle of Asheville — Kirby's Expedition
On April 3, 1865, Union Col. Isaac M. Kirby left Tennessee with 900 men including his own 101st Ohio Infantry for “a scout in the direction of Asheville.” Three days later, local resident Nicholas Woodfin spotted the Federals on the Buncombe . . . Map (db m209953) HM
11 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-56 — Battle of Asheville
On April 3, 1865, Union Col. Isaac M. Kirby left East Tenn. with 1100 men on a raid against Asheville. On April 6, Kirby's force was defeated by local militia under Col. G. W. Clayton. Earthworks remain 100 yds. N.Map (db m55543) HM
12 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Biltmore Dairy Bar
The original Biltmore Dairy Bar began as an extension of the estate's dairy operations, established in 1897 as part of George Vanderbilt's vision of Biltmore as a self-sustaining farm. Thanks to the prized herd of Jersey cows, the dairy . . . Map (db m179297) HM
13 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-68 — Biltmore House
Designed for George W. Vanderbilt by Richard M. Hunt. Constructed, 1890-1895. Opened to public, 1930. Three miles west.Map (db m12704) HM
14 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Biltmore: A Collaboration
The success of the final design of Biltmore House and its home grounds was the result of the strong collaborative effort between George Vanderbilt, his architect Richard Morris Hunt, and Frederick Law Olmited, who designed and executed a plan for . . . Map (db m209739) HM
15 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Birthplace of American Forestry
George W. Vanderbilt, following the recommendation of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, was the first American landowner to implement scientific forestry, the management and conservation of forest lands, on a large scale. He hired Gifford . . . Map (db m58507) HM
16 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Brick Artisan
James Vester Miller was chief brickmason for the 1925 Municipal Building. The cornucopias over the side doorway mark the entrance to the City Market, located there from 1926 to 1932. Of slave parentage, Miller achieved renown as a craftsman, . . . Map (db m98368) HM
17 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Buncombe County Court House — 1927
1927 Buncombe County Court House Erected by the People of Buncombe County Board of County Commissioners Hon.E.M.Lyda Chairman Hon.W.E.Johnson~Hon.W.E.McLean Burgin Pernnell County Attorney L.E.Jarrett County . . . Map (db m18694) HM
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18 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-77 — Buncombe Turnpike
Opened up western N.C. Built, 1824-28; the 75-mi. long route from S.C. line to Tenn. line, used by settlers & livestock drovers, passed nearby.Map (db m55544) HM
19 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Caney (Canie) Brown House — 1915
Caney [Canie] Brown, an Asheville native, founded the successful Swannanoa Laundry on Church Street in 1902. He also served as president of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, a charter member and president of the Asheville Rotary Club, and . . . Map (db m187805) HM
20 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Cat Walk
Wall Street takes its name from the stone wall below, built to retain Battery Park Hill. The alley between the wall and buildings was used for deliveries. Until the mid-1920s, when Wall Street was paved and a sidewalk laid to span the alley, access . . . Map (db m209883) HM
21 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Catholic Hill School
Asheville's first official school building for black children, built in 1892. Destroyed by fire in the great tragedy of 1917, seven students died. In 1922 the famous Stephen's Lee High School was erected in it's place, becoming a beacon for black . . . Map (db m209939) HM
22 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Civic Pride
Asheville's central square has long served the needs of government and commerce. From 1892 to 1926 a massive city hall with a bell tower dominated the east end. The building housed police and fire departments in addition to municipal offices. . . . Map (db m17062) HM
23 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Coleman Zageir — The Family Store: A History of Jewish Businesses in Downtown Asheville, 1880-1990
Every town has its legendary businesses and The Man Store was certainly one of those. Most people who lived in or anywhere near Asheville from 1922 until the store left downtown in the early 1970s were familiar with it. Coleman Zageir (1894-1975) . . . Map (db m210017) HM
24 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P 57 — Confederate Armory
Manufactured Enfield-type rifles. In 1863 plant moved to Columbia, S.C. Building was located Ό mi. SE. Burned in 1865.Map (db m30269) HM
25 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Crossroads
Native American trails guided settlers to this site, where in 1793 the Buncombe County Court placed the first courthouse, prison, and stocks. With the opening of the Buncombe Turnpike in 1827, this public square became a crossroads for stagecoach . . . Map (db m97553) HM
26 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Crossroads of Culture
City Center The intersection before you was an important crossroads long before Asheville came to be. indigenous people traveled the path of this road that would later become a popular route with drovers bringing their livestock to market. . . . Map (db m212976) HM
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27 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Daniel K. Moore — 1906 - 1986 — Reported missing
Governor, 1965 - 1969; N.C. Supreme Court Justice, 1969-1978; Judge; Legislator & Business Leader. "Man of the Mountains." Birthplace was nearby.Map (db m56353) HM
28 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-5 — David L. Swain
Governor and political leader. President of the University of North Carolina, 1835-1868. Was born three miles E.Map (db m31260) HM
29 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.
Dr. Blackwell was the first woman awarded a medical degree in the United States. She began privately her medical studies in Asheville in 1845 under Dr. John Dickson, for whom she taught music at Dickson private school for girls. The school was . . . Map (db m31663) HM
30 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Ellington's Dream
In 1926 Asheville and Buncombe County officials considered erecting matching government buildings on Court Plaza. The city chose Douglas Ellington's Beaux-Art design with its Art Deco embellishments. The county, however, rejected Ellington's plan . . . Map (db m224090) HM
31 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — First in Forestry
"...in the year 1891 there was not, I repeat, a single acre of forest under forestry anywhere in the United States...My work in Biltmore Forest began February 3, 1892...Thus Biltmore Forest became the beginning of practical Forestry in America." . . . Map (db m209738) HM
32 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — 8 — Flat Iron Architecture
Asheville's Flat Iron Building, completed in 1926, boats triangular proportions and rich ornamentation like its predecessor in New York City. Albert C. Wirth designed this structure to house professional offices and shops. Typical of rapid . . . Map (db m187804) HM
33 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-95 — 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.Map (db m97531) HM
34 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-30 — Forster A. Sondley — 1857 - 1931
Historian, lawyer, and bibliophile. Gave to Asheville the Sondley Reference Library. His home is 2.7 mi. north.Map (db m56288) HM
35 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-33 — Francis Asbury
Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1784-1816, often visited and preached at the home of Daniel Killian which was one mile east.Map (db m31456) HM
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36 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Frederick Law Olmsted — Biltmore Estate Landscape Architect — 1822 - 1903 —
As work progressed on Biltmore Estate, his last and largest private project, Frederick Law Olmsted observed, "It is a great work of peace we are engaged in and one of these days we shall all be proud of our parts in it." It was Olmsted who suggested . . . Map (db m175856) HM
37 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Frederick Law Olmsted & the Approach Road
As you traveled up Biltmore's Approach Road, what did you notice about the landscape? You may be surprised to learn that the winding road, lush vegetation, and trickling streams were all designed as an experience which would affect your . . . Map (db m209737) HM
38 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-99 — George Masa — d. 1933
Japanese photographer. Born Masahara Iizuka. Advocate of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Appalachian Trail. His studio was nearby.Map (db m204936) HM
39 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Historic Hilltop — Asheville Urban Trail
Colonel Frank Coxe opened the first Battery Park Hotel in 1886. The rambling structure on a hill top became internationally prominent, catering to famous guests. In the early 1920s Edwin W. Groves purchased the property. He built a brand new Battery . . . Map (db m30224) HM
40 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Hotel District — (of Asheville, N.C.)
An ornamental eagle perched high in front of the Eagle Hotel one block south. Irish immigrant James Patton opened the hostelry in 1814. Almost opposite the Eagle, the Swannanoa Hotel began operation in 1878, making South Main Street - now . . . Map (db m57588) HM
41 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Immortal Image
Reminiscent of Asheville's Victorian past, the Drhumor Building across Church Street was built in 1895 by William J. Cocke and family. Fred Miles, Biltmore Hourse sculptor, carved the limestone frieze. Immortalized in stone is on the east side is . . . Map (db m97545) HM
42 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — In Honor of Markus and Maria Reich — Second owners of 165 Montford & residents for 50 years
Markus Reich was a Holocaust escapee from Poland who made his way to Asheville with his wife, Maria, after the war and opened the successful American Tool and Mold business here. The University of North Carolina at Asheville Center for Jewish . . . Map (db m187806) HM
43 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Isaac And Delia Dickson
Here, on this ground, community grew like a garden. Paving a way for economic freedom, newly emancipated Isaac and Delia Dickson (pictured at right w/ horse), worked, saved, & bought several tracts of land on Valley Street where they rented homes to . . . Map (db m209940) HM
44 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — D5 — Isaac Dickson and the Historical East End Neighborhood
After the end of the Civil War, Black people began establishing enterprises in Asheville. Isaac Dickson's investments sparked a thriving business district and neighborhood that stretched from Eagle and Market streets into the present-day East . . . Map (db m240092) HM
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45 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P 32 — Jeter C. Pritchard
United States Senator, 1895-1903. Republican leader, newspaperman, federal judge. His home is 3/10 mile east; grave is 1.3 mi. west.Map (db m12708) HM
46 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P 94 — Jimmie Rodgers — 1897-1933
"Singing Brakeman" lived in Asheville, 1927. Began his country music career with radio broadcasts on WWNC, then 50 yds. W.Map (db m84784) HM
47 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-49 — Joseph Lane
Territorial Governor of Oregon, 1848-50, Vice-Presidential candidate, 1860, U.S. Senator, major general in Mexican War. Born 3 miles east.Map (db m31534) HM
48 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-44 — Kiffin Y. Rockwell
World War I soldier, aviator. First pilot of Escadrille Lafayette to shoot down enemy plane. Killed in action, Sept. 23, 1916. Home 200 yds. W.Map (db m31325) HM
49 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Landsman Riley Powers — Mountain Sailor
Early in 1861, Buncombe County farmer William Riley Powers joined the Rough and Ready Guards (Co. F, 14th North Carolina Infantry). The regiment was assigned to southeastern Virginia. There, Confederate Gen. Benjamin Huger discharged Pvts. Powers . . . Map (db m75532) HM
50 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-29 — Lee's School — 1846-1879
A school for boys, conducted by Stephen Lee, West Point graduate, Confederate colonel, stood ½ mile north.Map (db m203772) HM
51 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Legacy of Design
English-born Richard Sharp Smith came to Asheville in 1890 as supervising architect of the Biltmore House. Buildings and residences he later designed gave the city much of its architectural flair. On this block on what was once the Buncombe . . . Map (db m187803) HM
52 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P 79 — Lillian Exum Clement Stafford — 1894 - 1925
First female legislator in the South. Elected to N.C. House, 1920. Her law office was 400 yds west; home ½ mi. NE.Map (db m12707) HM
53 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-22 — Locke Craig — 1860 - 1924
Governor, 1913-1917. He created the state highway & fisheries commissions, est. Mt. Mitchell State Park. Lived ½ mi. W.Map (db m57111) HM
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54 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Lynching in America / The Lynching of Bob Brackett — Community Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Between 1865 and 1950, thousands of African Americans were victims of mob violence and racial terror lynching across the United States. Following the Civil War, white Southerners fiercely resisted equal rights for African . . . Map (db m236892) HM
55 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Lynching in America / The Lynching of Hezekiah Rankin — Community Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Between 1865 and 1950, white mobs lynched thousands of African Americans across the U.S. Following the Civil War, white Southerners fiercely resisted equal rights for African Americans and sought to uphold an ideology of . . . Map (db m204979) HM
56 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Lynching in America / The Lynching of John Humphries — Community Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of Black people were the victims of racial terror lynching in the United States between 1865 and 1950. After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution ended slavery and extended . . . Map (db m205149) HM
57 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Monument Corner
W.O. Wolfe's tombstone shop, fondly recalled by his son, Thomas in Look Homeward Angel, once stood on this corner. During the boom of the 1920s, real estate developer L.B. Jackson purchased the property from Julia Westall Wolfe and built . . . Map (db m97548) HM
58 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P 18 — Newton Academy
Established before 1793 as Union Hill Academy. Named for George Newton. Later site of a public school. Building stood 200 feet east.Map (db m2277) HM
59 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — O. Henry
William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry, rented an office nearby in 1909-1910. Popular for his short stories, especially "The Gift of the Magi," he was inspired to write "Let Me Feel Your Pulse" by a visit to an Asheville physician. . . . Map (db m97533) HM
60 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-78 — Olive Tilford Dargan — 1869-1968
Writer of fiction and poetry. "Fielding Burke," her pen name. Author of Call Home the Heart and Highland Annals. Home, 1925-68, was 1/4 mile N.Map (db m57222) HM
61 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Past and Promise
Until electricity was introduced in the late 1880s, gas and kerosene lamps provided lighting in Public Square—now Pack Square. Horse-head fountains, fed from a reservoir on Beaucatcher Mountain, were affixed to lampposts at the east and west . . . Map (db m98364) HM
62 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Private George Avery — South Asheville Colored Cemetery
George Avery, a 19-year-old enslaved blacksmith, joined Co. D, 40th United States Colored Troops, in Greeneville, Tennessee, in 1865. According to local tradition, his master, Confederate Maj. William W. McDowell, sent Avery to enlist for a post-war . . . Map (db m75527) HM
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63 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-36 — Richmond Pearson — 1852 - 1923
Congressman, 1895-1901; U.S. Minister to Persia, 1902-07, and to Greece and Montenegro, 1907-09. His home, “Richmond Hill,” was ½ mile N.W.Map (db m209952) HM
64 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Riverside Cemetery — Established 1885
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m209729) HM
65 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Riverside Cemetery — Notable Occupants
Two notable Buncombe County brothers are buried here. Zebulon B. Vance (1830-1894) was North Carolina's Civil War governor and served as a U.S. senator from 1879 to 1894. His elder brother, Robert B. Vince (1828-1899), led the 29th North Carolina . . . Map (db m209950) HM
66 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-3 — Riverside Cemetery
Graves of Thomas Wolfe & "O. Henry," authors; Zebulon B. Vance, governor; Thomas L. Clingman and Robert R. Reynolds, U.S. senators. One-half mile W.Map (db m97532) HM
67 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Robert E. Lee — Dixie Highway — Reported permanently removed
Erected and Dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Friends In loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway “The shaft memorial and highway straight attest his worth — he . . . Map (db m31578) HM
68 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-37 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, September, 1776, passed nearby on the banks of the Swannanoa River.Map (db m2279) HM
69 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-38 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, September 1776, passed nearby.Map (db m17056) HM
70 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Shifting Landscapes
Making Way for Change At the turn of the 20th century, this city block was the site of Battery Porter Hill, a ridge measuring seven stories high topped by the original Battery Park Hotel. With its Queen Anne elegance, the resort's 500 . . . Map (db m209937) HM
71 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Shopping Daze
Asheville's bustling, cosmopolitan scene in the 1920s led to the opening of many department stores and exclusive shops along these three blocks of Haywood Street. For fifty years the area thrived until suburban malls lured shoppers away. . . . Map (db m209928) HM
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72 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Siting Biltmore House and Stables
Before considering designs for his future home, George Vanderbilt brought landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to assess the potential of the land Vanderbilt had purchased. Olmsted agreed with Vanderbilt that distant views of the Blue Ridge . . . Map (db m209740) HM
73 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Smith-McDowell House — Our Businessman-Soldier
After John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in 1859, new militia companies were formed in the South. Businessman William W. McDowell, whose wife acquired this house from her father’s and brother’s estates, raised a company called the . . . Map (db m75524) HM
74 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — St. Genevieve ~ Of ~ The ~ Pines
The Religious of Christian Education, an order of nuns originally from France, established Hillside Convent School on January 6, 1908. In 1910, the school was moved to this site and renamed St. Genevieve~of~the~Pines. For eight decades, the . . . Map (db m57479) HM
75 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Stepping Out
The coming of the railroad and tuberculosis sanitariums in the 1880s prompted a population explosion in Asheville. On Patton Avenue the Grand Central Hotel opened circa 1880 and the Grand Opera House in 1890. Later, vaudeville and motion picture . . . Map (db m97550) HM
76 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-9 — Stoneman's Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. Cavalry occupied Asheville on April 26, 1865.Map (db m12768) HM
77 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-53 — Sulphur Springs
Health & social resort during the nineteenth century; patronized by low-country planters. Springs are 600 yds. S.Map (db m17093) HM
78 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — The County of Buncombe
Near and West of this spot at Gum Spring The County of Buncombe was organized on April 16, 1792 under act of the General Assembly of North Carolina Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames Of America In the State of . . . Map (db m12831) HM
79 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square
Buncombe County was carved out of a magnificent mountain landscape etched by indigenous trails and scattered settlements. The bill creating the county was ratified on January 14, 1792. In 1793, the county's first official courthouse, a jail and . . . Map (db m98370) HM
80 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — The Quilt Garden — North Carolina Arboretum
This central garden pays homage to North Carolina's long history of quilting. The flowers and plants represent some of the most popular traditional block patterns used in Appalachian quilts. The garden uses a technique called tessellation . . . Map (db m169047) HM
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81 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-56 — The University of North Carolina at Asheville
Established 1927; became Asheville-Biltmore College 1936. Moved here in 1961. A campus of The University of North Carolina, 1969.Map (db m55545) HM
82 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-17 — Thomas Wolfe
Author of "Look Homeward Angel" (1929)."Of Time and the River", and other works. Home stands 200 yards N., birthplace 500 yds. N.E.Map (db m12706) HM
83 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Thomas Wolfe House / Dixieland — Old Kentucky Home
Dixieland Asheville native Thomas Wolfe achieved international fame with the publication of his first full-length novel, Look Homeward, Angel, in 1929. Many of the incidents in the book took place in his mother's boardinghouse, "Old . . . Map (db m12757) HM
84 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — To Honor the Revolutionary Soldiers — Buried in Buncombe County, N.C.
James Alexander • Zebulon Baird • William Brittain • Adam Cooper • Samuel Davidson • William Davidson • Lot Harper • Joseph Harrison • William Moore • John Patton • Daniel Smith • Valentine Thrash • David Vance • Robert Williamson . . . Map (db m231266) HM
85 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Trinity Episcopal Church — Built 1911 - 1913
Designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue of Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson, New York Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m32324) HM
86 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — 87 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Helen Morris Lewis suffrage leader who founded NC Equal Rights Association here at Mayor Thomas Patton's home in November 1894.Map (db m209102) HM
87 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Walk Into History
The Urban Trail, a self-guided walk through historic downtown, begins here at the heart of the city, the public square. Philanthropist George Willis Pack, for whom the square was named in 1903, gave generously to the entire community. So too, the . . . Map (db m98369) HM
88 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — War with Spain
This marker is erected in loving memory of the men of Buncombe County who volunteered and served in the War with Spain, the insurrection in the Philippines and the China Relief Expedition, 1898 - 1902Map (db m37194) HM
89 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Wartime Jail — Asheville's Prisons
During the war, many large buildings such as schools, warehouses, and churches became temporary prisons in Southern cities. After Asheville's jail on Pack Square overflowed with Confederate draft evaders, deserters, Union prisoners of war, and . . . Map (db m59170) HM
90 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial
[inscriptions, west center interior] "It is the Veteran:" It is the Veteran who has given us and defended Freedom of Religion. It is the Veteran who has given us and defended Freedom of Press. It is the Veteran who has given us . . . Map (db m30268) HM
91 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-88 — Young Men’s Institute
Est. 1892 as a center for social, moral, religious influence for blacks working at Biltmore. Businesses thrived in building 100 yards, S.Map (db m30151) HM
92 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — Zebulon Baird Vance
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93 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville — P-89 — Zelda Fitzgerald — 1900-1948
Writer, artist, Jazz Age icon; wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. On Mar. 10, 1948, died in Highland Hospital fire, 1/4 mi S.Map (db m55546) HM
94 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville, Downtown — Early Milestones in Buncombe County
Buncombe County was named for Edward Buncombe (1742-1778), a North Carolina plantation owner who served in the Revolutionary War and died of injuries sustained in the Battle of Germantown. The county was formed in 1792 from vast tracts of . . . Map (db m229427) HM
95 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville, Downtown — In Remembrance of Col. Robert K. Morgan
Colonel Robert K. Morgan and his B-17 bomber crew of WWII's "Memphis Belle" were the first to complete twenty-five combat missions over German-occupied Europe. At a time when bomber casualties reached eighty percent, their exceptional . . . Map (db m215041) HM WM
96 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville, Downtown — 12 — Raphael Guastavino — Guastavino's Monument — Architect and builder, St. Lawrence Basilica —
A Spanish "master of the arch," Raphael Guastavino brought a soaring elegance to American architecture, artfully using layers of thin clay tiles to build vaults, domes, and roofs in more than a thousand buildings. In 1890, he joined the . . . Map (db m209933) HM
97 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville, Downtown — Shindig on the Green
What began as a small show in a city festival resulted in two of the most important cultural events in the region. In 1928, the Asheville Chamber of Commerce asked musician and folk historian Bascom Lamar Lunsford to arrange a folk song and dance . . . Map (db m229414) HM
98 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville, Downtown — Sweet Harmonies
A Lyrical Legacy Asheville's musical legacy is woven from the melodies of many cultures and genres, passed down through generations. Cherokee flutes and drums met Scots-Irish reels and ballads when European settlers arrived in the region. . . . Map (db m209935) HM
99 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville, Downtown — Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Thomas Clayton Wolle drew from the early years of growing up here in his hometown of Asheville for inspiration throughout his literary career. Born on October 3, 1900, Wolfe was the youngest of eight children to Julia Elizabeth Wolfe, the ambitious . . . Map (db m229411) HM
100 North Carolina, Buncombe County, Bent Creek — P-35 — Dr. L.B. McBrayer
Leader in fight against tuberculosis in North Carolina, Superintendent of State Sanatorium in Hoke County, 1914–24. His birthplace is 400 ft. W.Map (db m56701) HM

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