Buncombe County, North Carolina

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Buncombe County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Buncombe County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1791
Seat Asheville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

660 sq mi (1,709 km²)
656 sq mi (1,699 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.58%
 - (2006)
 - Density

313/sq mi (121/km²)
Website: www.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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