Weaverville – Just the Facts
Weaverville’s name is derived from Michael Montraville Weaver the son of John Weaver who came to America in 1763 from the Netherlands. He settled in “Rims Creek” and farmed and hunted side-by-side with the great Cherokee Nation.
Weaverville is just eight miles north of Asheville, eleven miles north of Biltmore Forest and 125 miles from Charlotte NC.
Weaverville is centrally located for all the adventures, exploration and excitement of the Blue Ridge and greater Asheville area - start your visit here .
The majority of Weaverville’s residents are of English, Irish, Scottish and German descent – about 53%. But they do count each of the following at 1% - African American, Hispanic, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish and Welsh.
The town center's elevation is 2176 feet and has a city land area of about 3 square miles with a population density of 1015 people per square mile.
Zebulon B. Vance, North Carolina's Civil War governor was born in the nearby Reems Creek community.
The climate in Weaverville is affected by its altitude in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Summer temperatures average between the high 70’s and low 80’s although the strong sunshine can make it feel warmer. The evenings may cool down into the upper 50’s as the cool mountain air descends from the nearby heights of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Burnsville / Mount Mitchell areas.
Winters are cool to cold with average temperatures in the 30’s although the warm sun at this altitude may warm up a nice January day into the 60’s.
Weaverville receives an average yearly rainfall of about 36 inches with spring receiving the most rains. Benefiting farmers and gardeners and feeding the nearby French Broad River creating excellent conditions for rafting and kayaking.
Weaverville shares its name with Weaverville, California an historic Gold Rush town founded in 1850 – some one hundred years plus after the WNC version.
Weaverville boasts a beautiful community lake and parkland at nearby Lake Louise. It is a community social spot for the Wednesday Tailgate Farmers Market, Holiday events and just plain old relaxation.
Earlier in the last century a trolley line connected Lake Louise to Asheville making it a very popular retreat on warm summer days - as it still is today
Lake Louise has large grassy areas for picnics and games, a playground for the youngsters and is the location for a number of Weaverville events:
Fourth of July
Weaverville is ‘picture postcard’ America and that is no more on display than it’s celebration of Independence Day. The celebration begins with informal as well as sponsored mid-day barbeques along Main Street and at nearby Lake Louise and culminates with a Country Fireworks Show that is as impressive as the day-long melodies of marching bands and musical ensembles. Of course, we don’t skimp on the food and treats either. Come and enjoy!
The Weaverville Art Safari takes place every Spring and Autumn. Join the adventure of touring the working artists and studios of over 40 local artisans in the splendor of the Blue Ridge autumn colors.
Art in Autumn – Arts and Crafts Festival on Main Street
For the third year the Weaverville Business Association will be sponsoring the Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival. The celebration features the work of over one hundred juried craftspeople and artists. Accompanied by live music, welcoming residents and bountiful and healthy foods – it’s a sure hit. Join us on Saturday September 19th.
Candlelight Christmas Stroll
The streets of Weaverville burst open with the joys of the Christmas season as local carolers and choirs light up the downtown with music and fun for all. Santa makes a stop by for the children and shops stay open late for choosing that special gift.
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