Pritchard Park

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Pritchard Park is inside the triangle formed by Patton Avenue, College Street and lower Haywood
Street. Ghostly Confederate soldiers are said to linger here, as this was a staging area during the Civil War. It also used to house the city’s post office.

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Geographic Information

Address:
4 College St
Asheville, NC 28801
United States

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GPS:
35.59465451168105, -82.55444987116334
County:
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Asheville, NC (0.4 mi.)
Woodfin, NC (3.1 mi.)
Biltmore Forest, NC (4.5 mi.)
Bent Creek, NC (6.6 mi.)
Weaverville, NC (7.1 mi.)
Royal Pines, NC (8.5 mi.)
Swannanoa, NC (8.7 mi.)
Avery Creek, NC (9.2 mi.)
Fairview, NC (10.5 mi.)
Fletcher, NC (11.7 mi.)

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  1. Rebecca Lamb, MLIS  |  

    At the time of the Civil War, Pritchard Park was a hog wallow. This natural spring/boggy area had to be dug out with pipes inserted for drainage for the post office to be constucted in the 1870s. It was not a staging area for the Civil War. However there are several areas in Asheville that were. As chair of the Buncombe County Civil War Trails Committee, we did extensive research on locations in the county related to the Civil War. Pritchard Park is not one of them.

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