For millennia, the Swannanoa Valley has been a pathway for animals and humans. After the Revolutionary War, pioneers entered the Valley. Some such as Col. Samuel Winslow Davidson (left) settled here. Others, including famed frontiersman Davy Crockett, passed through on their way west.
Discover for yourself the historical pathways that led to the settlement of the Swannanoa Valley, Buncombe County, and Western North Carolina.
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