A Montford Bibliography: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Montford is one of Buncombe County’s most iconic historic neighborhoods. In this installment of 52 Weeks, 52 Communities, we could … More

Lost Communities of a Consolidated Jupiter: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

“[Jupiter] received its name in about 1885 or 1888, by Old North McCLean (sic), he being the first post master. His theory for naming the settlement Jupiter was that it is of a very high altitude and from the post office you could gain a very plain view of the Jupiter star that rose in the north east. There was about three or four men present at the time… they agreed and it was called ‘Jupiter Post Office.’”

A Model Letter from a Model Village, Grovemont on Swannanoa: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Edwin Wiley Grove had a grand vision. After striking it rich in the patent medicine business he began to invest … More

Deaver’s View//Deaverview, A Peek into the Process: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Many of our 52 Weeks 52 Communities posts have been about rediscovering the origins of the names of our communities … More


Voices from Old Candlertown: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

The voices of our community members are one way we learn about our past. Eleanor Newcomb Rice knew this, and … More