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Buncombe County

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Buncombe County

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Buncombe County [1] is in the North Carolina Mountains, and has a population of just over 200,000. The county seat is Asheville, which is also the largest city in the county.


The county is divided into fifteen townships: Asheville, Avery Creek, Black Mountain, Broad River, Fairview, Flat Creek, French Broad, Ivy, Leicester, Limestone, Lower Hominy, Reems Creek, Sandy Mush, Swannanoa, and Upper Hominy.

Cities and Towns

Other destinations


Buncombe was formed in 1791, from parts of Burke County and Rutherford County. It has contributed to the creation of Madison County and Henderson County. Buncombe is at altitude, be aware of this if you come from a flat area.


English will be more than enough.

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This is one of the best areas in North Carolina for sight-seeing, several mountains and waterways shape the geography of Buncombe.

Asheville is known for it's Art Deco building style.


Take a hike.


Down home Southern cooking style.


If you want to buy liquor by the bottle you must do it at state-run ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Commission) stores rather than at a traditional liquor store. Beer and wine are available for purchase at most markets, grocery stores and gas stations. The alcohol laws of North Carolina prohibit the sale of alcohol after 2AM Monday through Saturday, and from 2AM until noon on Sundays.

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