South Asheville Colored Cemetery

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South Asheville Colored Cemetery is where African Americans were buried for about a century, beginning in the 1840s. As few records were kept, it is uncertain how many people were buried here, but estimates guess from 1,500 to as many as 5,000. Witnesses here have reported dark, shadowy figures along with feelings of intense sadness.

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Geographic Information

Dalton St
Asheville, NC
United States

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35.58140919680013, -82.5374561548233
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Asheville, NC (1.6 mi.)
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Swannanoa, NC (7.8 mi.)
Weaverville, NC (8.1 mi.)
Avery Creek, NC (8.5 mi.)
Fairview, NC (9.2 mi.)
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  1. Have been here a couple of times. The first, me and my wife got an overwhelming smell of roses. It was fall and no flowers at all in the whole cemetery. On the second trip, something touched her chin very gently, and i heard footsteps behind me. Didn’t get an uneasy feeling, just a feeling as if we weren’t alone.

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