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for The State Vol. 25 Issue 1, June 1957
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Arriving to Buncombe County during the last decade of the 18th-century, Scottish Presbyterians, locally known as the Swanino Circuit, opened the first school and church west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Followed by Methodists, Baptists, and Episcopalians, the region gradually developed as did the number of learning institutions and houses of worship.
First settled in 1784, Buncombe County became more accessible to outsiders with the opening of US Highway 70. Sustained via tourism, agriculture, and industry, Buncombe residents enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city of Asheville, as well as the world-famous Biltmore Estate.
Zebulon Baird Vance, served as Governor of North Carolina intermittently between 1862 through 1879. This article offers small snippets of information describing public opinion as well as the admiration held for him on behalf of his citizens.
Including Weaverville, Swannanoa, Leicester, Arden-Skyland, and Candler, this article offers brief histories of the towns and cities comprising Buncombe County.