Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Buncombe County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1791
County Seat Asheville
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County Courthouse

Buncombe County Courthouse
69 Court Plaza Run 110
Asheville, NC 28801-3519

Court house burned 1830-1835
Reg of Deeds has b, m, d. bur & land records
Clk Sup Ct has div & pro rec from 1832 & Ct Rec[1]


Parent County

1791--Buncombe County was created 5 December 1791 from Burke and Rutherford Counties. County seat: Asheville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1830, 1865--The courthouse fires destroyed many court records.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



BillionGraves (Headstone photos, Google maps, searchable database both by cemetery and sitewide):


For tips on accessing Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

  • French Broad River, near Mills River, N.C. Organized before 1792.[3] Later located in Henderson County.



Family Histories

  • [Gash] Rising, Marsha Hoffman. "The Gash Family of Buncombe County, North Carolina: Who Was Ebenezer Gash of St. Clair County, Missouri?," The American Genealogist, Vol. 73, No. 2 (Apr. 1998):105-116. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).


Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Buncombe County, North Carolina p. 507. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. "French Broad Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012; George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:561. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.