Welcome to the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
The LIBRARY will probably be closed on Thursday, Feb. 26 due to snow, but call before visiting.
The LIBRARY will be closed all day on Saturday, February 28 for repairs and maintenance. We will re-open for regular hours on Monday, March 2 at 1:00 pm.
During inclement weather, please make sure we are open by calling 828-253-1894 or check this website.
The main area served by Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society encompasses the territory included in the original Buncombe County created by act of the General Assembly of North Carolina at its session of 1791-92, ratified on January 9, 1792. The original Buncombe County included those areas presently known as Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison and Transylvania Counties and the western part of Yancey, McDowell and Polk Counties. Macon, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, & Swain were still Cherokee Indian Lands until 1819 and 1835. For our purposes, however, we consider them a part of Old Buncombe County, as many families moved into these areas before they were officially acquired from the Cherokee.