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Asheville, the county seat of Buncombe County, lies in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the meeting of the French Broad and Swannanoa rivers. Like Asheboro, it gets its name from Samuel Ashe, who was governor of North Carolina in the 1790’s.

Asheville was founded in 1794 by John Burton. By 1882, Asheville had advanced enough to be reincorporated as a city. Mission Hospital started as a five-room operation about this time.

In 1889, George Vanderbilt began work on his mansion Biltmore, which is the largest private residence ever built in the United States.

Philanthropist George Willis Pack gave Asheville additional land next to the courthouse, and the public square, known as Court Square, was renamed Pack Square. Pack Memorial Public Library opened in its new building in 1926 and a new Buncombe County Courthouse was constructed in 1928.

Asheville was the boyhood home of Thomas Wolfe, who wrote “Look Homeward, Angel” in 1929. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial is open to the public. E.W. Grove built the Grove Park Inn in 1913 and the Grove Arcade in 1929. The arcade prospered as a public market until World War II and has been restored to that role today.


The City of Asheville schools fall within the Asheville City School District.

Students attend Asheville City, Asheville Primary, Claxton, Ira B Jones, Isaac Dickson, Vance or Hall Fletcher for elementary. Then go to Asheville Middle School or Montford North Star Academy. High school students attend Asheville High School.

If outside the city proper, the schools fall within the Buncombe County School District.

Which school the students attend will depend on your home address. To verify which one, check out the Buncombe County School District Mapping.

Population Statistics*

As of 2014, Asheville is an area with a population of 167,194.

  • The total number of households is 71,369 with 2.25 people per household on average.
  • TThe median age of the current population is 39.47 with 55,249 people being married and 61,498 being single.
  • The crime rate in Asheville is above the national average.
  • Total household expenditures in Asheville are below the national average.


Asheville is located at 35°34′48″N 82°33′21″W and the elevation is roughly 2,134 ft.

Asheville weather recorded temperatures oscillate between a high point in July of 84.40° F and a low point of 25.47° F in January.

*Demographic information is aggregated from data for the 28801 28803 28804 28805 28806 28704 28715 zip codes.

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