Welcome to the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
Note: OBCGS will close at 1 PM on Wednesday, November 27, 2012 for Thanksgiving
and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28.)
The library will be open on Friday, November 29 (10 AM – 4:30 PM)
and on Saturday, November 30 (10 AM – 1 PM)
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.