First Presbyterian Church

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First Presbyterian Church was built in 1841 but was burned in 1865, during the Civil War. The churce was rebuilt in its present Gothic style in 1884. Although author Thomas Wolfe’s funeral was held here, it is not his spirit who walks the halls. She is called Black Abbey, an apparition of a woman in a black dress.

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Geographic Information

Address:
40 Church St
Asheville, NC 28801
United States

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GPS:
35.5935544, -82.55284389999997
County:
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Asheville, NC (0.5 mi.)
Woodfin, NC (3.2 mi.)
Biltmore Forest, NC (4.4 mi.)
Bent Creek, NC (6.6 mi.)
Weaverville, NC (7.2 mi.)
Royal Pines, NC (8.4 mi.)
Swannanoa, NC (8.6 mi.)
Avery Creek, NC (9.1 mi.)
Fairview, NC (10.4 mi.)
Fletcher, NC (11.6 mi.)

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  1. Yes, I have had a super natural experience here. Myself and a colleague were in the sanctuary and I snapped a photo to capture the beautiful architecture of the facility when I looked at the photo there was a woman sitting in the pews in a black dress.

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