Introduction to Black Mountain, North Carolina
Black Mountain, North Carolina, in Buncombe county, is 13 miles E of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center) and 87 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is part of the Asheville metropolitan area, and has a population of 7,511.
Black Mountain History
The community of Black Mountain derived its name from the Black Mountain Range in the Southern Appalachians. It is located in Buncombe County, which was founded in 1791. The county, which was originally part of Rutherford and Burke County, was named in honor of Edward Buncombe, a colonel in the Revolutionary War.
Black Mountain and Nearby Attractions
- Valley Museum
- Black Mountain Center for the Arts
- Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
- Lake Tomahawk Park
- Colburn Earth Science Museum
- Mount Mitchell State Park
Things To Do In Black Mountain
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts showcases the work of various artists. The Mount Mitchell State Park offers facilities for hiking, camping, and horseback riding. Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace, and the Biltmore Estate are historical sites located near the town. Estes - Inn Antique Automobile Museum, and the Asheville Art Museum display artifacts of historical importance. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Black Mountain Golf Course. The community also organizes the Sourwood Festival and the Lake Eden Arts Festival every year.
Black Mountain Transportation
Greenville - Spartanburg International Airport is the closest major airport.
Black Mountain Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, Spartanburg Technical College, and University of North Carolina at Asheville.