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Buncombe County, North Carolina

28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806

Page Contents for Asheville, North Carolina

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.




Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Asheville is approximately 68,889 (2000), 83393 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 33,597 (2000), 37380 (2010).
The amount of land area in Asheville is 90.509 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Asheville is 42,26 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.487 sq kilometers.
The distance from Asheville to Washington DC is 388 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 221 miles. (as the crow flies)
Asheville is positioned 35.57 degrees north of the equator and 82.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Asheville elevation is 2,200 feet above sea level.
Asheville average annual rainfall is 49.97 inches per year
Asheville average annual snowfall is 14.9 inches per year.
Asheville average temperature is 55.4 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (January) 42.8 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (June) 73.8 degrees F.


in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. Asheville is in beautiful Blue Ridge mountain country. There are over 100 peaks over 5,000 feet above sea level in the nearby areas. You can see Mt. Mitchell from Asheville. It is the highest point east of the Mississippi River. Here is a map and directions page for Asheville.
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mild. Here is a weather page for Asheville.
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History & History Related Items

The first settlers arrived here after the Revolutionary War. The first permanent settlement here was called Eden Land in 1785. Other early names were Morristown and Buncombe Courthouse. Finally, in 1797, the city became official as it was incorporated and named Asheville. The new name was for the North Carolina governor, Samuel Ashe. A later incorporation occurred in 1883

Here is additional history for Asheville.
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Here are some attractions for Asheville.
The largest New Age community in America

Learn more about Asheville at this informative site.

Asheville Art Museum
2 S Pack Sq
Asheville, NC 28801-3521
Phone: 828-253-3227

Biltmore Village Historic
7 Biltmore Plz
Asheville, NC 28803-2628
Phone: 828-274-9707

Colburn Mineral Museum
2 S Pack Sq
Asheville, NC 28801-3521
Phone: 828-254-7162

Smith-Mc Dowell Museum
283 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801-4817
Phone: 828-253-9231

Festivals and Special Events in Asheville.
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Asheville City Government

City of Asheville
P.O. Box 7143
Asheville, NC 28802
70 Court Plaza
Ashville, NC
Phone: 828-251-1122

Asheville City Clerk
70 Court Plz
Asheville, NC 28801-3507
Phone: 828-259-5601

Asheville has a Council-Manager type of government. Asheville is the county seat of Buncombe County.

Asheville Chamber

Asheville Chamber of Commerce
151 Haywood Street
P.O. Box 1010
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Telephone: (828) 258-6101
FAX: (828) 251-0926
Tourism Information: (800) 257-1300

Asheville Community Events

Community Events for Asheville and the area.

Asheville Organizations

Asheville Chamber of Commerce
151 Haywood Street
P.O. Box 1010
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Telephone: (828) 258-6101
FAX: (828) 251-0926
Tourism Information: (800) 257-1300

Asheville Libraries

Asheville Libraries

Asheville-Buncombe Library System
Administration: 828-250-4100

D Hiden Ramsey Library
1 University Hts
Asheville, NC28804-3251
Phone: 828-251-6545

East Asheville Library
902 Tunnel Rd
Asheville, NC 28805-2012
Phone: 828-298-1889

North Asheville Branch Library
37 E Larchmont Rd
Asheville, NC 28804-2435
Phone: 828-251-4991

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801-2834
Phone: 828-255-5203

South Asheville Library
749 Fairview Rd
Asheville, NC 28803-1166
Phone: 828-274-1007

South Buncombe Library
260 Overlook Rd
Asheville, NC 28803-3317
Phone: 828-684-1827

West Branch Library
942 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806-2637
Phone: 828-251-4990

Asheville Schools

Asheville City Schools
85 Mountain St
Asheville, NC 28801-3854
P.O. Box 7347
Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: 828-255-5304
Fax: 828-255-5131

Buncombe County Schools
175 Bingham Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-255-5921


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-254-1921

University of North Carolina at Asheville
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Toll-free: 800-531-9842 Asheville


The tallest peaks near Asheville are Mt. Mitchell, (which is also the highest peak in the eastern states), 6,684 feet above sea level, 20 miles northeast of the city, and Big Pisgah Mountain, 5,721 feet above sea level, 16 miles to the southwest.
Asheville is in the Eastern Time Zone

In 2000, Asheville has 377.63 miles of street.

The population of Asheville was:
1996 - 68,474
2000 - 68,889
2001 - 69,726

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