Buncombe County, North Carolina
Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Edward Buncombe|
|• Total||660 sq mi (1,700 km2)|
|• Land||657 sq mi (1,700 km2)|
|• Water||3.5 sq mi (9 km2) 0.5%%|
|• Density||363/sq mi (140/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||10th, 11th|
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 governmentEdit
Buncombe County is part of the local Land-of-Sky Regional Council of governments.
These are the most important roads in Buncombe County:
These counties are connected to Buncombe County:
Cities and townsEdit
These cities and towns are in Buncombe County:
- Buncombe County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau Archived 7 July 2011 at WebCite