Buncombe County, North Carolina

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Buncombe County
Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville
Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville
Map of North Carolina highlighting Buncombe County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°37′N 82°32′W / 35.61°N 82.53°W / 35.61; -82.53
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1791
Named forEdward Buncombe
SeatAsheville
Largest cityAsheville
Area
 • Total660 sq mi (1,700 km2)
 • Land657 sq mi (1,700 km2)
 • Water3.5 sq mi (9 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total238,318
 • Density363/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts10th, 11th
Websitewww.buncombecounty.org

Buncombe County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2006, 222,174 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Asheville.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1791 from parts of Burke County and Rutherford County.

In 1808 the western part of Buncombe County was made into Haywood County. In 1833 parts of Burke County and Buncombe County were combined to make Yancey County, and in 1838 the southern part of Buncombe County was made into Henderson County. In 1851 parts of Buncombe County and Yancey County were combined to make Madison County. And, in 1925 a small part of McDowell County was made into a part of Buncombe County.

Law and government[change | change source]

Buncombe County is part of the local Land-of-Sky Regional Council of governments.

Big roads[change | change source]

These are the most important roads in Buncombe County:

Connected counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Buncombe County:

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Buncombe County:

References[change | change source]

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