Land of the sky
Nicknamed "Land of the sky" for its rigged mountain beauty, Buncombe county is located in the mountain region of North Carolina. The boarding counties are Haywood county, Henderson County, Madison County, and Rutherford County. Buncombe was formed from Burke and Rutherford counties in 1791. The county was named after a Revolutionary Colonel who was captured at the Battle of Germantown. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 238, 318.