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Gas situation in North Carolina

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

If you’re coming to Western North Carolina for genealogy research you might find a lot of things, gasoline is going to be hard to get this week though. If you’re looking for gas in Buncombe County, North Carolina that link may be of some help.

Tracing Your Family History through North Carolina

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

It’s really amazing how many peoples ancestors passed through North Carolina. At one point in this countries history St. Louis was considered the jumping off point for points west. I’ve come to think of Western North Carolina as a similar “jumping off point” a bit earlier in this countries history. This area was frontier from [...]

The Locusts are Coming! | The 17 year Cicadas are Coming

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Not necessarily a genealogy post, but it’s certainly something newsworthy around here. In the northern part of Buncombe county, NC around Weaverville and North Asheville you need to practice your patience for the next few weeks. The 17 year locusts (more properly called cicadas) are coming and they’re already poking out of the ground. I’ve [...]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office History

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Recently, on my onlineradiotv.com site I’ve done a series on scanners (radio scanners) and one of the resources that I wanted to link to was a site called wncps.org…. which, for the last few years has had some great information on Western North Carolina public service department (fire/police/ems/etc.) It seems I rarely visit the front [...]

Alexander Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Also located in Buncombe County in the Weaverville area, not far from Ashlawn Gardens. As with Ashlawn Gardens, from Asheville…. north towards Weaverville on Merrimon, go past Beaver Lake and through Woodfin. Turn left on “Old Marshall Highway” (also goes by the name Heavner Rd) at the top of a hill. “Old Marshall Highway” intersects [...]

Ashlawn Gardens Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Located in Buncombe County. This is another of the counties larger cemeteries. From Asheville, north towards Weaverville on Merrimon, go past Beaver Lake and through Woodfin. Turn left on “Old Marshall Highway” (also goes by the name Heavner Rd) at the top of a hill. “Old Marshall Highway” intersects with Aiken Rd. The cemetery entrance [...]

West Memorial Park Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Located in Buncombe County (in Weaverville). From North Main Street in Weaverville, turn onto Hamburg Mtn. Rd. (at traffic light.) Fairly short distance (1/4 mile?) Then turn Right on Roberts St. Cemetery is on the left. I know of several older family cemeteries that had been relocated here.

Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Located in Buncombe County, directions from the transcription…. “From Candler, NC take Pisgah Highway South (Rt 151) for about 3 miles. Take Hominy Baptist Church Road to the left. Follow this until it ‘T’s. The church and cemetery are on your left.” Transcription available at goldenbranches.com

Lewis Memorial Park Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Located in Buncombe County. From Asheville, follow Merrimon Ave. North towards Weaverville, then turn Right on Beaverdam Rd. (just before Ingles at traffic light.) The cemetery is on the right just past a deep curve (road curves to the left and back around to the right circle a bank that is home to a Church.) [...]

Pleasant Grove Union Church Cemetery (Buncombe County)

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Transcription Available here (February 11, 2000). In the Reems Creek Valley of Buncombe County, it can be found by following Reems Creek Rd. out from the Weaverville area and turning right on Pleasant Grove Union Church Rd. Stone Church at the top of the hill on the right. Some family names include: Altman, Banks, Blevins, [...]