Barnardsville, circa 1921
Location within the state of North Carolina
Barnardsville (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°46′39″N 82°27′17″W / 35.77750°N 82.45472°W / 35.77750; -82.45472Coordinates: 35°46′39″N 82°27′17″W / 35.77750°N 82.45472°W / 35.77750; -82.45472
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
2,201 ft (671 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1018968[1]

Barnardsville is an unincorporated community in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States.[1]

Located on Ivy Creek, the settlement is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Barnard's Inn was established at the settlement by Hezekiah and Hester Barnard in the early 1800s.[2]

A post office was established in 1875.[3]

Barnardsville incorporated in 1959, and established its own police force and fire department. The town dissolved its incorporation in 1965 for financial reasons.[3][4]


Located at the settlement is an elementary school, a restaurant, a post office, many churches, and the Big Ivy Community Center, where Mountain Heritage Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of October.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Barnardsville
  2. ^ Ruscin, Terry (2016). A History of Transportation in Western North Carolina: Trails, Roads, Rails and Air. Arcadia.
  3. ^ a b Powell, William S.; Hill, Michael (2010). The North Carolina Gazetteer, Second Edition. University of North Carolina Press. p. 25.
  4. ^ Lawrence, Brian (2014). Firefighting in Buncombe County. Arcadia. p. 31.