A Walking Tour of Asheville, North Carolina
a walking tour in the Look Up, America series from walkthetown.com
by Doug Gelbert
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The history of Asheville, as a town, begins in 1784. In that year Colonel Samuel Davidson and his family settled in the Swannanoa Valley, redeeming a Revolutionary War soldier’s land grant from the state of North Carolina. Soon after building a log cabin at the bank of Christian Creek, Davidson was lured into the woods by a band of Cherokee hunters and killed.