Barnardsville, North Carolina

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Unincorporated community
Barnardsville, circa 1921
Barnardsville, circa 1921
Barnardsville is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Barnardsville is located in the US
Barnardsville (the US)
Coordinates: 35°46′39″N 82°27′17″W / 35.77750°N 82.45472°W / 35.77750; -82.45472Coordinates: 35°46′39″N 82°27′17″W / 35.77750°N 82.45472°W / 35.77750; -82.45472
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Buncombe
Elevation 2,201 ft (671 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 1018968[1]

Barnardsville is an unincorporated community in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States.[1]

Located on Ivy Creek, the settlement is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Barnard's Inn was established at the settlement by Hezekiah and Hester Barnard in the early 1800s.[2]

A post office was established in 1875.[3]

Barnardsville incorporated in 1959, and established its own police force and fire department. The town dissolved its incorporation in 1965 for financial reasons.[3][4]

Located at the settlement is an elementary school, a restaurant, a post office, many churches, and the Big Ivy Community Center, where Mountain Heritage Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of October. Access to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway is available through Barnardsville.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Barnardsville
  2. ^ Ruscin, Terry (2016). A History of Transportation in Western North Carolina: Trails, Roads, Rails and Air. Arcadia.
  3. ^ a b Powell, William S.; Hill, Michael (2010). The North Carolina Gazetteer, Second Edition. University of North Carolina Press. p. 25.
  4. ^ Lawrence, Brian (2014). Firefighting in Buncombe County. Arcadia. p. 31.