Many of our 52 Weeks 52 Communities posts have been about rediscovering the origins of the names of our communities in Buncombe County. This week is no different. Deaverview, a community in West Asheville seemed straightforward in this regard: figure out who Deaver is, and call it a day. But, sometimes it’s not that easy.
Robert Henry, Forgotten Pioneer and the Sulphur Springs Hotel (Malvern Hills, West Asheville) Bring a brown bag lunch and go back in time with local historian Richard Russell. Wednesday, February 24, 12 noon–1 pm Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium (lower level) 67 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC The event is free and open to the public.
Richard Russell’s new biography Robert Henry: A Western North Carolina Patriot A crabby-looking Robert Henry on the cover should pique your interest. Although panic may set in as you start reading Robert Henry’s background, it soon abates as Rick Russell skillfully weaves through Henry’s birth in what was then Mecklenburg County in 1767, to his