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Edwin G. Carrier and Carrier Track

By Aliceio on July 29, 2014

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Edwin G. Carrier: Early Developer in West Asheville Edwin G. Carrier is arguably the person most responsible for the development of West Asheville. Passing through Asheville in the mid-1880s on his way to Florida, the Michigan lumber baron was struck by the region’s beauty and natural resources. In 1885 Carrier moved to Asheville and bought up 1,200 acres in what

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French Broad River Parks

By Aliceio on July 3, 2014

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West Asheville boasts access to more parks then any other part of Asheville, mostly due to the series of parks along the western banks of the French Broad River. From Haywood Road the easiest access to these parks is down State Street to Amboy Road. Once you reach Amboy Road... Turn right for the entrance to Carrier Park. Carrier Park is one of the largest and most

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14th Year

2018 marks the 14th year of the onHaywood.com West Asheville printed map. Our thanks go out to all the local businesses that have supported this project over the years.