Buncombe County Courthouse
Asheville, North Carolina
 Completed - 1927
Architect - Milburn, Heister & Company
Photos: Robert Deering 7/15/2003
1903 Courthouse

1927 Courthouse

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1791 from parts of Burke County and Rutherford County.

Edward Buncombe, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who was captured at the Battle of Germantown.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Governor Samuel Ashe.

COURTHOUSES:  Buncombe County built its first courthouse in 1792 in what was then known as Morristown, renamed Asheville in 1797. Several log and brick courthouses were constructed during the 19th and early 20th century.  By 1923 county court officials proclaimed that a new courthouse was needed due to the rapid growth of the county and Asheville

 1927 high-rise building.