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Swannanoa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,576 at the 2010 census. The community is named for the Swannanoa River, which flows through the settlement. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryAlexander Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.GeographySwannanoa is located in eastern Buncombe County at, between Asheville and Black Mountain. Interstate 40 passes through the main commercial area of Swannanoa, which is focused around the Ingles supermarket and gas station. The old commercial area sits beside an empty lot where the old Beacon Blankets plant once sat. The Beacon Plant was the center of the Swannanoa community, built by the late Charles D. Owen,Sr, it was closed in 2002, and burned almost to the ground on September 3, 2003. The local high school is Charles D. Owen High School. Brad Johnson was a graduate of Charles D. Owen High School. He went on to play in the National Football League for the Super Bowl XXXVII Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Swannanoa is in North Carolina Mountains. Plan your holiday in Swannanoa and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United States trip planning site .
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