Buncombe County Revolutionary War Soldiers, Asheville
The memorial is a large irregular shaped boulder standing several feet tall. A rectangular bronze plaque commemorates Revolutionary War heroes who were buried in Buncombe County.
Images: Far-off view of the memorial | Rear view
TO HONOR THE / REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS / BURIED IN / BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC / JAMES
ALEXANDER / ZEBULON BAIRD / WILLIAM BRITTAIN / ADAM COOPER / SAMUEL DAVIDSON /
LOT HARPER / JOSEPH HARRISON / WILLIAM MOORE / JOHN PATTON / DANIEL SMITH /
VALENTINE THRASH / DAVID VANCE / ROBERT WILLIAMSON / AND OTHERS / ERECTED BY
EDWARD BUNCOMBE CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / ASHEVILLE
Rear plaque: TABLET GIVEN IN MEMORY OF / LAURA THRASH GREEN / GREAT GRAND-DAUGHTER OF VALENTINE THRASH / REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER
June 6, 1937
35.596260 , -82.548770 View in Geobrowse
"Buncombe County Court House, Asheville, N.C." in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. Link
"To Honor the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Buncombe County, N.C.," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed February 20, 2016) Link
“War Dead Are Paid Tribute,” Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC), June 7, 1937
Edward Buncombe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
The memorial is located by the Buncombe County Courthouse, at College Street (Hwy 74-ALT) and Court Plaza, Asheville. In the immediate area of the old Buncombe County Courthouse there are other notable plaques, monuments and memorials: Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial, 60th North Carolina Regiment, Police and Firemen who died in the line of duty, Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Colonel Robert Morgan, Spanish American and other wars, and former Governor Samuel Ashe for whom Asheville was named. Several hundred yards to the west stands the monument to Zebulon Vance and several other small markers.
The marker stands on the grass between a paved sidewalk and Hwy 74-ALT.