“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Black Mountain, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Buncombe County, NC (110) Haywood County, NC (47) Henderson County, NC (78) Madison County, NC (21) McDowell County, NC (18) Rutherford County, NC (34) Yancey County, NC (8)  BuncombeCounty(110) Buncombe County (110)  HaywoodCounty(47) Haywood County (47)  HendersonCounty(78) Henderson County (78)  MadisonCounty(21) Madison County (21)  McDowellCounty(18) McDowell County (18)  RutherfordCounty(34) Rutherford County (34)  YanceyCounty(8) Yancey County (8)
Asheville is the county seat for Buncombe County
Black Mountain is in Buncombe County
      Buncombe County (110)  
      Haywood County (47)  
      Henderson County (78)  
      Madison County (21)  
      McDowell County (18)  
      Rutherford County (34)  
      Yancey County (8)  
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1North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — P-21 — André Michaux
French botanist, pioneer in studying flora of western North Carolina, visited Black Mountains, August, 1794.Map (db m56096) HM
2North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — P-64 — Black Mountain College
Est. in 1933; closed 1956. Experimental school with emphasis on fine arts & progressive education. Campus was 3 mi. NW.Map (db m56119) HM
3North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — Comings and Goings
At the height of rail travel, as many as 10 trains a day stopped at Black Mountain. Horse-drawn buggies and, later, motor car taxis would line up to wait for disembarking passengers to take them to one of the many boarding houses, hotels, and . . . Map (db m179640) HM
4North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — P-93 — Geodesic Domes
Prototype domes built nearby in 1948 & 1949 by Buckminster Fuller while he taught at Black Mountain College.Map (db m97525) HM
5North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — George Winslow Whittington
"My father lived and breathed Southern Railways. He would take us to the Black Mountain Train Depot and the Swannanoa Tunnel to watch the trains go by. I remember him saying, "I've walked track through these tunnels many a day." Leslie Allen . . . Map (db m176984) HM
6North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — Hustle and Bustle
Across the street from the depot, passengers could grab a last-minute souvenir or soda at the local drug store, dine at the New York Café, or rent a room above the Star Café, which advertised, "Locks on All Doors." Train travel was the primary . . . Map (db m176971) HM
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7North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — P-84 — Montreat College
Presbyterian. Opened in 1916 as Montreat Normal School. First president was Robert C. Anderson. Campus is 2 miles N.Map (db m97530) HM
8North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — P-72 — Mount Mitchell Railroad
Opened Black Mountains to logging and tourism. Built, 1911-1914. Ran from point nearby to Camp Alice, 21 mi. NE.Map (db m56700) HM
9North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — P-98 — Rafael Guastavino1842-1908
Builder who developed tile construction method widely used in vaults & domes. Designed vaulted ceilings at Biltmore in 1894. Lived 1 mile SE.Map (db m203542) HM
10North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — Separate, Not Equal
Black Mountain's original depot was rebuilt in 1898 and rebuilt again, for the final time in 1909. This depot still stands here today and conformed to plans from the Southern Railway's Washington office, which mandated two waiting rooms, one . . . Map (db m176985) HM
11North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — Slavery by Another Name
In an effort to save money, the track to Black Mountain was laid by convicts leased from the state. It cost 30 cents per day to house an inmate, whereas a free laborer made about $1.00 a day. More than 500 convicts at a time, primarily . . . Map (db m179638) HM
12North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — The Center of It All
Prior to the coming of the railroad, Black Mountain was known as Grey Eagle, and its development centered around the stagecoach route through the valley (now State Street). Once the railroad established a station in 1880 at this location, the . . . Map (db m179639) HM
13North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — The Old Depot Association
Celebrating 25 Years of Service to the Community April 27, 1976 to April 27, 2001 Dedicated to the efforts of the original members of the Old Depot Association who were instrumental in saving The Old Depot from destruction.Map (db m176977) HM
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14North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — The Town of Black Mountain
The town of Black Mountain was incorporated March 4, 1893 The town limits were one mile in all directions from this pointMap (db m176975) HM
15North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — Up to Black Mountain
Connecting Black Mountain to the growing network of railways across the nation proved to be a nearly impossible task. Stalled by the Civil War, embezzlement, and -finally- by the extremely steep grade between Old Fort, at the foot of the Blue . . . Map (db m179637) HM
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Sep. 29, 2022