The New Student's Reference Work/Asheville, N. C.

Ashe'ville, N. C., the capital of Buncombe County, North Carolina, a central railroad point in the state, 210 miles west of Raleigh. Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains and comparatively close to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, it has become a noted health resort. Here is Asheville College for Women, a Methodist institution, founded in 1843. Asheville is the seat of an extensive trade in tobacco. Population, 18,762.