Asheville North Carolina History, Facts, Information: 1500's - Colonial Times, 1800's, 1900's

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1500's-Colonization

Asheville North Carolina was once the hunting grounds of the Cherokee Nation prior to British Colonization. The area was also used for the Cherokee tribes to meet and race. It was first explored by the Spanish when Hernando de Soto's Expedition entered the area in the early 1500's looking for gold. The expedition ended in disaster as very few Spanish survived due to a fever.

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1700's

1800's

1900's