Browsing West Asheville History Posts

Trinity United Methodist Open House Celebrates Renovations, History and Community

By Brian Postelle on September 29, 2015


What: Trinity United Methodist Church Open House When: Sunday, October 4 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Where: 587 Haywood Road, West Asheville. NC It’s been a fixture in West Asheville since 1927, but now Trinity United Methodist Church is inviting the community to come see what’s new at an open house on Sunday, October 4 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Over the past

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Carrier Field / aka Owen Airport

By Aliceio on September 30, 2014


West Asheville Municipal Airport Dr. J. E. Owen, “Doc” Owen, as he was known, a local dentist and aviator, was one of WNCs earliest aviation pioneers. He was an avid flyer, and offered flying instruction several years before Asheville had an airport of any kind. Owen learned to fly in a WW I “Jenny” shortly after the war, and for the next 40 years he found it

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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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15th Year

2019-2020 edition marks the 15th year of the West Asheville printed map. Our thanks go out to all the local businesses that have supported this project over the years.