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Buncombe County, North Carolina

Photo: Corner Kitchen, ca. 1890s cottage now serving as a restaurant at Biltmore Village, near the entrance to the Biltmore Estate. Philip H. Krugler, photographer; copyright © 2013.

Buncombe County Photo


Buncombe County Neighborhoods

The Buncombe County Courthouse is located at 205 College Street, Asheville NC 28801; phone: 828-250-4105.

Buncombe County was formed in 1791 from Burke and Rutherford Counties. It was named in honor of Colonel Edward Buncombe, a Revolutionary soldier who was wounded and captured at the battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777, and died a paroled prisoner, May 1778, in Philadelphia. Colonel Buncombe lived in Tyrrell County.