Asheville, North Carolina

Buncombe County


Asheville is a city in Buncombe County in the U.S. state of North Carolina.


Asheville is located at the mouth of the Swannanoa River in the French Broad River at the western end of North Carolina, near the Tennessee border in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


On January 27, 1798 Asheville was inducted into the United States. By the year 1880, the connection to the railroad, the city was very remote, since it could only be reached via a road link and via Tennessee. 1929 published the novel " Look Homeward, Angel " by Thomas Wolfe, in which the citizens of Asheville ( = Altamont ) in a similar way again recognized as the Lübeck in Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks and in a similar manner were not only happy about it. 1938 Wolfe, the most famous son of the city, in the cemetery of Asheville, the then adorned some statues of his father, was buried.

Twin Cities

Asheville has six sister cities:

  • Greece Karpenisi, (Greece )
  • Mexico San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico)
  • France Saumur (France)
  • Mexico Valladolid ( Yucatán ), ( Mexico)
  • Russia Vladikavkaz (Russia)
  • Nigeria Osogbo ( Nigeria)

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Zebulon Vance (1830-1894), politician and 37th and 43rd Governor of North Carolina
  • Edward Alexander Johnston (1901-1985), botanist
  • Dorothy Hansine Andersen (1901-1963), physician, university teacher and researcher
  • Dan Moore (1906-1986), politician and 66th Governor of North Carolina
  • Kenneth Noland (1924-2010), artist and painter
  • Jack Ingram ( b. 1936 ), race car driver
  • Roberta Flack ( born 1939 ), soul singer, pianist and songwriter
  • Franklin Graham ( b. 1952 ), son of the famous evangelical preacher Billy Graham
  • Adam Joseph Copeland (born 1973 ), professional wrestler
  • Paul Schneider (* 1976), actor
  • Bellamy Young ( born 1970 ), actress

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