13 Facts About Asheville


Later, the federal troops returned and plundered Asheville, burning a number of Confederate supporters' homes in Asheville.

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In 1900, Asheville was the third-largest city in the state, behind Wilmington and Charlotte.

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Hayes worked to establish a sanitary district in West Asheville, which became an incorporated town in 1913, and merged with Asheville in 1917.

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The resolution was unanimously passed, and Asheville committed to "make investments in areas where Black residents face disparities".

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Major corporations headquartered in the Asheville area include HomeTrust Bancshares, Ingles, Earth Fare, The Biltmore Company, Moog Music and the eastern headquarters for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing Company.

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City of Asheville is home to a Duke Energy Progress coal power plant near Lake Julian.

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Places of worship in Asheville include the Roman Catholic Basilica of St Lawrence, the Episcopal Cathedral of All Souls and St Luke's Church, and the Jewish Congregation Beth Israel.

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City of Asheville operates under a council-manager form of government, via its charter.

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In 2009, a group of Asheville citizens challenged the legitimacy of Cecil Bothwell's election to the City Council, citing the Constitution of North Carolina, which does not permit atheists to hold public office.

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The city of Asheville is located in North Carolina's 11th congressional district, which is currently represented by Madison Cawthorn .

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Primary television station in Asheville is ABC affiliate WLOS-TV Channel 13, with studios in Biltmore Park and a transmitter on Mount Pisgah.

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Additional major roadways providing access to Asheville include U S routes 19 and 74, and North Carolina state routes 191 and 280.

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Residents of Asheville are served by the Buncombe County Public Libraries, consisting of 11 branches located throughout the county; the headquarters and central library, Pack Memorial Library, is located in downtown Asheville.

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