Weaverville, North Carolina

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Weaverville, North Carolina
—  Town  —
Main Street, Weaverville 2009
Location of Weaverville, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°41′45″N 82°33′30″W / 35.69583°N 82.55833°W / 35.69583; -82.55833Coordinates: 35°41′45″N 82°33′30″W / 35.69583°N 82.55833°W / 35.69583; -82.55833
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyBuncombe
Area
 • Total2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Land2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation2,169 ft (661 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total2,646
 • Density954.2/sq mi (368.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code28787
Area code(s)828
FIPS code37-71560[1]
GNIS feature ID0996908[2]
Websitewww.weavervillenc.org
 
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Weaverville, North Carolina
—  Town  —
Main Street, Weaverville 2009
Location of Weaverville, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°41′45″N 82°33′30″W / 35.69583°N 82.55833°W / 35.69583; -82.55833Coordinates: 35°41′45″N 82°33′30″W / 35.69583°N 82.55833°W / 35.69583; -82.55833
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyBuncombe
Area
 • Total2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Land2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation2,169 ft (661 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total2,646
 • Density954.2/sq mi (368.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code28787
Area code(s)828
FIPS code37-71560[1]
GNIS feature ID0996908[2]
Websitewww.weavervillenc.org

Weaverville is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,646 in 2007. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Weaverville is located at 35°41′45″N 82°33′30″W / 35.69583°N 82.55833°W / 35.69583; -82.55833 (35.695809, -82.558444).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of it is land and 0.39% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,416 people, 1,008 households, and 690 families residing in the town. The population density was 954.2 people per square mile (368.7/km²). There were 1,081 housing units at an average density of 426.9 per square mile (165.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.69% White, 1.28% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 1,008 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,110, and the median income for a family was $52,731. Males had a median income of $35,577 versus $24,613 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,517. About 2.1% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Weaverville is located about 5 miles North of the city of Asheville, North Carolina and many residents of Weaverville work in that larger city. However, Weaverville has an economy of its own which includes manufacturing. A branch of Arvato Digital Services, formerly Sonopress - the world's second-largest replicator of CD's and DVD's - operates a facility in Weaverville and employs many of its residents.

As of 2009, the Wal-Mart and Lowes have been in operation off of Highway 25-70, providing more employment opportunities for the residents of Weaverville. Other Tenants in this shopping center include: GameStop, ABC store, HomeTrust Bank, Weaverville healing house, US Cellular, and LG Nail Salon. 26 acres of land is for sale producing an additional 200,000-300,000 square feet of additional retail/office space. Outparcels are also available for Restaurant, Retail, Bank and or convenience uses. The shopping center provides facilities for residents in neighboring counties and towns such as Madison County and Yancy County. The convenience for all of these residents was a great motivation for the building of the shopping center.

History

Chartered in 1875 and named for Michael Montraville Weaver who gave the land for the town, Weaverville sits along the Dry Ridge (named by the Indians for its arid conditions). The Treaty of Holston signed in 1786 cleared the way for settlers to move into the area. Among the first settlers were John and Elizabeth Weaver, parents of the town's founder. Early residents, friends and relatitives soon began gathering for camp meetings(like current day revivals), near the south end of College Street. On land first know as the Reems Creek Camp Grounds, a large conference house(built in 183) housed the Methodist assembly which became the first school in the area in 1840.

Strong traditions of education and religion are still practiced by area residents. By 1862 121 families were in the Reems Creek Area, many owning more than 1,000 acres. Weaverville College, chartered in 1873, attracted many families. The former president's house is now the Dry Ridge Bed and Breakfast. A four year college, it was downsized in 1912, to Jr. College status, merging in 1934 with Rutherford and Brevard Colleges to continue in Brevard. In 1912 a public school(grades 1-7) was located at the west end of Church Street. The first full-time public school on Main Street was established in 1821. In 1927 grades 11-12 attended school in the Robinsom-Lotspeich house(now the Inn on Main Street Bed and Breakfast). Weaverville High School, built by the WPA in 1927, opened on the south end of Main Street, but later merged secondary-school operations with four other area schools (Flat Creek, Red Oak, French Broad, and Barnardsville) in 1954 to form North Buncombe High School.

Business and private residences were built along Main Street. Dr. J.A. Reagan was the first mayor and with a town council Weaverville began to develop roads and walkways. A police chief developed law and order. With the arrival of electricity and the arrival of an electric trolley the town prospered. Land development boomed. Post Offices, began in 1860, were located in McClure's log cabin, Vandiver's Store(now Blue Mountain Pizza) and Shope's Furniture. A new post office was completed in 2001 on North Main.

The Fire Department was established in 1912 with the first truck purchased in 1922. A fire station was built in 1958 on Merchants Alley, behind the 12 N. Main Town Hall. It moved into the Reagan Building on S.Main Street and then finally onto Monticello Road.

North Carolina's Civil War governor, Zebulon B. Vance, was born in the nearby Reems Creek community.[4] Reems Creek itself flows through Weaverville adjacent to the town's Lake Louise Park.

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