The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
Newton Academy Cemetery
This burial site was established circa 1818 and is adjacent to the original location of one of Asheville's earliest schools. The Community Foundation conducted a mapping and research project in the early 1990's, led by Archaeologist Dr. C. Michael Baker, that revealed these significant facts about the Newton Academy Cemetery:
Visiting the Cemetery
The Newton Academy Cemetery is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Biltmore and Unadilla Avenues. It is open daily to the public by accessing the pedestrian gate. We ask visitors to be respectful of the stones and the property. No rubbings are allowed due to concerns about deterioration of the stones and visitor safety. The gravestones are very heavy and any contact with them at all - sitting or leaning - could be dangerous to both stones and people. Please also refrain from littering.
For More Information
Pack Memorial Library, North Carolina Collection
67 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Library hours are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
Closed on Sunday
Note: You may wish to call ahead and confirm that you can get access to the North Carolina Collection archives prior to visiting the library.
Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
85 Tunnel Road, Suite 22
Asheville, NC 28805
operation: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday
A Word About the Community Foundation
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is a community trust established in 1978 to enable citizens to make gifts - large and small - to benefit our 18-county region. We manage nearly 700 charitable funds that support non-profit organizations in meeting community needs. While the cemetery property was an unusual gift, our commitment to its ongoing restoration and maintenance is in keeping with our organizational charter to preserve resources for future generations of Western North Carolinians. We are pleased to act as stewards of this historic treasure.