Black Mountain NC is in Buncombe County, Western North Carolina...
August 19, 2016
Located ten miles east of Asheville in
Buncombe County in the Swannanoa Valley, the town of Black
Mountain gets its name from the Black Mountain Depot train
station, situated just below the mountains in the southern part of
the Black Mountain range. It is part of the
Ridge Mountains and is situated within the Southern Appalachian
Mountain chain. Previously, the Cherokee and Catawba called the area
Known as the "Front Porch of Western North Carolina", Black Mountain NC was incorporated in 1893, following the relocation of the Cherokee in the mid-1800s and arrival of the railroad in 1879. It is a small, simple town offering rest and relaxation with beautiful mountain views. There are craft stores, gift shops, galleries, and the old fashioned Town Hardware and General Store.
You'll find the Swannanoa Valley Museum and Black Mountain Center for the Arts in Black Mountain NC, with Montreat Conference Center and Ridgecrest (Christian retreats) nearby.
Black Mountain is home to several professional and collegiate sports figures, including Brad Johnson (NFL Super Bowl quarterback), Brad Daugherty (NBA), and Roy Williams (UNC Head Coach).
Each year in Black Mountain NC the Sourwood Festival provides for entertainment during the month of August. More than 30,000 people arrive and take part in food, barbecue, dancing, kid's rides, games, etc. Unfortunately for some, it's a non-alcohol event, perhaps limiting the attendees, but making it a family-fun time.
On the other hand, for your honey and stinging pleasure, you can enjoy the bee demos - what with this being the "Sourwood" honey festival. About 200 vendors line the streets offering everything from arts and crafts to food. Also, if you can sing well enough, enter the Sourwood Idol contest, which opens the annual event.
Medium Age: 48
Medium Household Income:$35,000
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